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Diagnosis code for return visit to review lab results

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    What diagnosis code would be used for a patient that comes in for a follow up visit to review labs that were ordered at previous visit and everything is normal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordway View Post
    What diagnosis code would be used for a patient that comes in for a follow up visit to review labs that were ordered at previous visit and everything is normal??
    There is no medical necessity for this encounter so you can use either a V code for follow up(V67) or a V code administrative purpose.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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