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cpx/pap & pre-op

MsMaddy

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Does anyone know if pt comes in for pre-op cpx and Dr does cpx/pap and pre-op. Do we code V72.31 CPX/PAP or V72.84 FOR PRE-OP ONLY? I coded
V72.31 since the doctor did cpx/pap, even though pt was coming for pre-op, because cpx was part of the exam.

THANK YOU ALL

MsMaddy
 

dmaec

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MsMaddy,
I would code the Pre-Op code (V72.83) first, with the "reason" for the pre-op, secondary - any issues as to "why" the pre-op was needed after those two codes- (ex; HTN, DM, Overweight, etc).... and I would code the Pap (V76.2), making sure to link all codes to the CPT they need to go with.

{that's my opinion on the posted matter}
 
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