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Routine Exam/diagnoses

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    Can I use V70.0 and V72.31 if it is obvious in the documentation that both were done?

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    I would say no.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
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    Amy - why would you say no? I see no reason why both can't be reported... Just curious.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    If it's inferred and supported that the care is for pre-operative or health maintenance, it seems there's more reason to properly assign the correct coding of services than to paint them to be something they are not.

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