pls help w/ screening codes

tarab524

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Lab work: CMP, CBC, UA, Lipid Profile, PSA

Dx: "Routine Medical Screening"
What is the appropriate dx to use in this case??


And what would be the appropriate dx to use if just "Medical Screening" is used??

Please help!!
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mitchellde

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The patient is on no meds for issues that would need testing such as lipitor, insulin, coumadin, etc? It is advisable to know specifically what the screening id=s for as a patient may have benefits that cover some but not others.. If that is absolutely all that is documented the use a code for unspecified screening.
 

mitchellde

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I would say if the provider documented that these were ordered for screening then a screening code should be used for the tests.
 
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