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Help with ICD9 code

  1. #1
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    I know someone who works for a Urology Specialist. She has a patient who came in with a referral for an examine. The urologist is doing an examine for a mass in his prostate.

    What is the Vcode for this? She is thinking V70.0 or V72.85, I don't believe this is correct. Does anyone know of a better one to use?


  2. #2
    Kansas City, MO
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    This would not be a V-code. She would use 602.9, unspecified disorder of prostate. Use 796.4, other abnormal clinical findings, to report an abnormal digital rectal exam.



  3. #3
    Not a V-code use 602.9 unspec disorder of prostate

  4. #4
    Thanks Karen --

    I will pass this on to her.


  5. #5
    Clarification needed.

    If she is wanting to use a V code it sounds like he was sent for a screening visit to determine if there is a mass in the prostate and in fact there was not which is why she wants to use a V code.

    Is this the case, or is there a mass?

    I am thinking if there is no mass you would use V76.44.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

  6. #6
    Hi Laura -

    That was the first V code she came up with. But -- it states "malignant" and the physician didn't write that, so I told her not to go with that particular V code. Her clinical staff is telling her she can't use a Vcode, she called me and this is where I got stuck. Thanks anyway. I have to call her back now.

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