Z98.89

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My providers are assigning the Z98.89 for post op follow ups instead of the Z09. I am having a bit of a struggle trying to explain why Z09 vs Z98.89. I have read the guidelines but for me still does not seem clear. Could someone help me with this.

thanks so much!

Jeanne
 

CodingKing

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According to the guidelines for Z98.89 you also need to code any follow-up examination (Z08-Z09) so there is no way around not including the Z09
 
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