Diagnostic coding for lab services

fredabrinson

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Does Medicare allow diagnoses outside of the order itself to be used to support lab services?

For example, if the physician provides a copy of the office note along with the order, can the diagnoses in the office note be coded for the lab services? This would be lab services provided outside of the physician's office and both the office note copy and the order would be part of the medical record where the lab service is provided.

Thanks.
 
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