False Positive

TiffanyParks

Networker
Messages
28
Best answers
0
What ICD-9 would you use for this situation?

Pregnant woman is admitted to the hospital and the facility runs a HIV test. The first test comes back positive. They request the consult of an ID doctor who sees the patient and finds that the first test was a false positive and the second test shows negative. The ID doctor did consult but what ICD-9 would you use for false positive HIV? :confused:

Thanks!
 

mitchellde

True Blue
Messages
13,419
Location
Columbia, MO
Best answers
1
What was the reason for the HIV test? If it was screening then use the V code for screening for other viral disease.
 

Rtolosa

Contributor
Messages
15
Location
Loma Linda
Best answers
0
I would use the screening code for the physician who did the consult V73.89 which is Screening for other specified viral disease. False findings are not coded.
 
Top