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    Pt had a chest x-ray perfromed and the only clinical indication/history is physical exam. What is the correct diagnosis for physical exam: V72.5


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    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:-)

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    V70.0 is a routine general exam. I use this for routine exams with the appropriate 9938x-9939x (preventative). Depending on the persons age, etc... that would seem appropriate. Good luck.

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    For Physical exam the code is V70.0.but i think it will not get paid.

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    We use V72.5 for CXRs that have no symptoms and only state physical, but this is for a radiology center where the physical isn't taking place in our office.
    Last edited by trisig1313; 05-26-2009 at 10:41 AM. Reason: additional info

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    We use code V70.0. We've found that is more likely to get paid then V72.5. I think that is a little too generic for some payers.

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    Most of the payers in our area don't pay on V72.5 for x-rays or V72.6 for labs. They actually deny them and want a more specific reason, even if it is just V70.0. The physical is why they were in and why the x-ray was done.
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