Routine Laboratories

chavera

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Hello,

I was really hoping someone can help me obtain the ICD-10 diagnosis code for routine labs? We have several Medicare patients who have had there labs denied because Medicare does not cover routine. What if the patients are healthy and the physician is screening for something that does not have a diagnosis for screening? Any guidance will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Raquel
 

CodingKing

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Not all routine labs are covered. You would need to check the LCD or NCD to see what diagnosis is accepted. Sorry there is no general answer.
 

kari2007

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Can you be more specific in which labs are getting denied? Maybe we can offer more insight that way
 
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