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  1. Question False Positive
    Medical Coding Books
    What ICD-9 would you use for this situation?

    Pregnant woman is admitted to the hospital and the facility runs a HIV test. The first test comes back positive. They request the consult of an ID doctor who sees the patient and finds that the first test was a false positive and the second test shows negative. The ID doctor did consult but what ICD-9 would you use for false positive HIV?


  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    What was the reason for the HIV test? If it was screening then use the V code for screening for other viral disease.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Loma Linda
    I would use the screening code for the physician who did the consult V73.89 which is Screening for other specified viral disease. False findings are not coded.

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