DX Z71.0 Person encountering health services to consult on behalf of another person

acooper1

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We have a couple of situations where we need to discuss circumstances with a parent without the patient present.

One example is in relation to terminal illness of a child, and the discussion the provider/parent needs to have without the child in the room.

Have any of you billed an OV with the above diagnosis code under the parent? I have been unable to find payer or coding guidelines specific to this type of situation, but it seems this diagnosis code would fit.
 

CodingKing

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If its related to the child's cancer you would want to bill under the child since they are the patient
 

acooper1

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Thank you.

Are you aware of any coding guidance surrounding this? There are instances, as well, where parents come in 'after hours' due to the length of the conversations, and the patient isn't present at all. We also run into this situation in some mental health scenarios. I just cannot find any guiding documentation on this topic.
 
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