E/M visit with routine medical exam code v70.0

kimb

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we have physician's that are using E/m visits with diag. V70.0. We keep trying to tell them that V70.0 is for use with preventive visit. Is there some where's that I can find some documention letting them know when to use the V70.0 and what CPT codes to use them with? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

coder5254

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V70.0

check CMS website for preventive medicine documentation as well as appropriate diagnosis........V70.0 does not belong on an "office visit"...office visits are associated with injuries,illness, sickness, etc.....not a preventive medicine exam
 

debi7478

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I would like a copy of that as well I have docs doing this all the time they say just put the code at the end..... Help!!
 

mkj2486

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Just wondering, are you giving them another Dx that they can use for these visits? I am just thinking that if they did not do a complete prevent/physical then they cannot use the prevent E/m codes either and they have no other choice but an office visit code. Maybe if you give them info on what they should use for a Dx in those instances it would help them understand. For instance if they just came in for a refill on their thyroid meds and a limited exam was done then they would use the appropriate thyroid related Dx. It's just a thought I was having.
 
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