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V72.83 vs. V72.84

  1. Default V72.83 vs. V72.84
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    For preop labs (PT/PTT) CMS updates say to use V72.84 for preop lab testing and it passes edits however I am being told to use V72.83 ONLY for all preop labs. Can anybody give me their perspective
    These are claims prior to 10/01/09.
    Last edited by Californiacowgirl; 11-11-2009 at 02:37 PM.
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

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    For preop labs, why wouldn't you use V72.63?

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    I would use V72.63

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    Previous to 10/01/09. We now use V72.63 but these claims are older.
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

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    V72.83 is suggestion.
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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    In the updates from medicare the P/PTT states and the preoperative tests is for preoperative clearance only, assign code V7284. So, would you code the normal V7283 or use V7284 as stated by medicare NCD updates 10/2009?
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

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    Warren Ohio chapter
    Default V72.83 vs V72.84
    i would use the V72.63 too

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    These are old claims.
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

  9. Thumbs up V72.83 vs V72.84
    For claims prior to 10/1/09, we used V72.83 --- V72.84 is not a primary diagnosis code and was the reason for all of our denials.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you. Why does CMS say to use sV72.84? Confusing.......
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

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