What code should the provider use when he/she orders annual screening labs at a problem-based visit? It states in the ICD-9 book that V70-V82 should only be used for "persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation." So if the patient comes in for back pain and the provider decides to go ahead and order the normal annual screening blood tests for the patient, what diagnosis code should be used with the lab orders?
Thanks in advance for any help with this.