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    Sumter, SC

    Default Need "SCREENING CODE" FOR 87804

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    I have gotten a few denials from Tricare stating that we need to file 87804 with the proper "screening code". I am not sure of which one to use. Any suggestions?

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    I am without books right now so elaborate on what 87804 is and what code you use and are you coding for the pathologist or lab.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Apr 2007
    Tampa, Florida


    87804 is "infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay:influenza" this code is use to test for swine flu A & B.

    I have been using 87804 twice with -91 and i use "influenza symptom" 487.7 as a Dx and i have been getting paid by insurance carrier. I'm not sure about Tricare because we do not take Tricare insurance

    Hope this helps
    Nickie, CPC

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