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outpatient coding question

  1. #1
    Default outpatient coding question
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    scenairo: patient presents for blood work. dx include: chronic renal failure due to typeII diabetes.

    I coded 250.40 and 585.9 is this wrong?

  2. #2
    Greeley, Colorado
    Looks good to me...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  3. #3
    Default coding question
    when a patient presents for blood work or a specific panel is there a code for this?

  4. #4
    Greeley, Colorado
    Either the disease for which the panel is being run (i.e. hyperlipidemia for a lipid panel) or the signs and symptoms as the reason for the test.

    Are you coding for a lab? The ordering provider should provide you with the diagnosis.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  5. #5
    Default lab test
    the blood work is to evaluate the status of his hyperlipidemia.

  6. #6
    Greeley, Colorado
    Most likely 272.4.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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