Denial for dx 268.9 cpt 77080 bone density

she803

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This report was denied dx 268.9 for cpt 77080--are there any further dx codes on this report that should be coded as well--such as the impression of this report? Thanks

Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry: June 26, 2012

History: 81-year-old woman with vitamin D deficiency. There are no prior studies for comparison.

Technique: Dual-energy x-ray bone densitometry of the lumbar spine and proximal right and left femurs was performed.

The average bone density of L1 to L4 is 1.508 gm/cm2. This is 2.7 standard deviations above the mean for a young female control group (T-score), and is 3.3 standard deviations above the age, gender, and ethnicity matched control group (Z-score).

The left femoral total bone density is 0.928 gm/cm2, which is 0.6 standard deviations below the mean of young female control group (T-score), and is equal to the age, weight, gender, and ethnicity matched control group (Z-score).

The right femoral total bone density is 0.898 gm/cm2, which is 0.6 standard deviations below the mean of young female control group (T-score), and is equal to the age, weight, gender, and ethnicity matched control group (Z-score).

FRAX assessment for 10-year probability of fracture: major osteoporotic fracture 4.9 %, and hip fracture 0.9 %.

Impression:

Normal bone density evidenced by the measurement of the lumbar spine and hips.
 

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What is the reason for the test? This looks like a screening prompted by the Vit D deficiency, so you would need a screening V code.
 
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