AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: How to code for Baseline EKG ??

  1. #1

    Cool How to code for Baseline EKG ??

    AAPC: Back to School
    I code for a Geriatric clinic. We have a patient that has come in as a new patient. They are past the "Welcome to Medicare" visit time limit. Our doc performed an EKG to have a baseline on file. Is it coded V70.0? Or is there another way to code this? Thanks for your help !

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I have never had this situation but I looked at screening dx and I like V81.2 Special screening for other and unspecified cardiovascular conditions.

    I'm sure you probably know this but I want to point out anyway, they have changed the time limit on the welcome to medicare visits.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3


    Yes I know, you can get a Welcome to Medicare exam within 12 months instead of 6. But we are past the 12 month for this patient, not by much though. Thanks for your input.

Similar Threads

  1. Baseline testing
    By erwalk13 in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-08-2015, 02:39 PM
  2. "Baseline" EKG covered by insurance??
    By theaterd in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-18-2014, 07:30 AM
  3. ICD-9 code for baseline EKG
    By dafozz69 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-20-2013, 12:03 PM
  4. ICD.9 for baseline EKG?
    By Orthocoderpgu in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2010, 05:30 PM
  5. DX for Baseline EKG ??
    By Orthocoderpgu in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-23-2009, 10:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.