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General labs for visit to establish care

julieduff

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Scenario: New patient comes in to establish care. She has not been seen by a dr in years nor had lab. Provider orders routine lab with no complaints and no previous dx. Is Z00.00 the correct ICD-10 code for this type of visit? A coworker (not a coder) says it is not a valid code and lab will be denied by insurance (Humana). Thank you!
 

jhendrix08

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Agreed...We are a PCP/Internal medicine office and find that coding labs with the Z00.00 has become an issue; insurance carriers are commonly not accepting this code for labs.
 
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