• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below..
  • Important Note: We will be performing a scheduled maintenance on 1st November 2020. The site will be offline from 7:30PM (MT) till midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Follow up after fall w/NST and BPP

NLS1983

Networker
Messages
41
Location
Temperance, Michigan
Best answers
0
I need help coding this case. Patient came in for scheduled NST/BPP because of a fall 2 days prior. She was seen the day of the fall and was scheduled to come back for check-up. I am struggling with what diagnosis to use???

Any ideas?

Help is as always greatly appreciated!!
 

nrodecker

Contributor
Messages
13
Best answers
0
I guess if it is relating to the Fall I would use 646.93 with the secondary dx code being E888.8.
 

Bready

Guru
Messages
155
Best answers
1
you are limited in the codes you can use for NST & BPP. These procedures are usually only for the fetus unless the mother has a medical condition (diabetes, hypertension etc) that could affect the fetus. IF you doctor is looking for a placental problem (abruption--and documents that), you could try V89.02 with the E code. If no documentation, you can use V22.0 or V22.1 without the Ecode and maybe you'll be paid:). If this patient has commercial insurance, then your safest bet is to contact them for allowable ICD9 codes. Some carriers list the allowable ICD9's on their website under clinical policies. Good luck.
 
Top