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Z71.2

  1. Question Z71.2
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    Can someone tell me please if Z71.2 is a primary billable code? Can it be used as the only dx on a claim? I know it cannot be used as a primary inpatient code for Medicare, but can we use it in the office, say for MRI results?

    Thank you!

    Kris

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    Default Z71.2 as principal diagnosis
    According to the tabular index, a symbol next to the code indicates that it is an unacceptable principal diagnosis per Medicare code edits. This applies for outpatient and inpatient care.



    Teri Peniston, CPC

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    [QUOTE=TPeniston61;442613]According to the tabular index, a symbol next to the code indicates that it is an unacceptable principal diagnosis per Medicare code edits. This applies for outpatient and inpatient care.]

    Hi, that's good to know. I don't have any such symbol in my codebook. That would be extremely helpful, though. Thanks.

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