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Billing UA and Preventive Med

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    Question Billing UA and Preventive Med
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone know if you can bill a UA with a Preventive Med visit? Also can you bill a Pulse ometer reading separately?

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    Yes, you can code the UA. Pulse Ox is usually bundled into any other service provided.
    Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CEPDC, CENTC
    Vice President, ICD-10
    800-626-2633 ext 183
    Fax: 814-217-0447

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    Default billing UA w/ Preventative Med. visit
    To bill a UA w/ a Preventative Med. code do you have to have a separate dx to cover it or can you use the V code for the UA also?


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    If it was ordered as part of the preventative you would code the v code unless the patient was suffering from symptoms
    Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CEPDC, CENTC
    Vice President, ICD-10
    800-626-2633 ext 183
    Fax: 814-217-0447

  5. Default denied ua with preventative
    Do you know of any reason why some payers will not pay for the ua with the preventative visit, stating it is included in the cost of the basic procedure (the physical 99381-99395). I have run out of ammunition for appealing these with a certain payer and to no avail. We have just started sending them all out to the labs which is alot of work for the nursing staff.

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