urine drug screens for ob patients

Jamiemrph485

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when billing a 80305 urine drug screen at the time of ob visit what is the dx you typically use? If a patient who had a positive drug screen at initial visit but all the rest have been negative what dx should be assigned, the office is wanting to assign the r82.5.
 

mitchellde

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If the provider documented abnormal results the I agree with O99.89 and R82.5 if the provider does not document that the results were abnormal then there is nothing to code. A coder cannot code based on lab results, the provider must provide an interpretation.
 
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