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    o.k. here is an easy one- or so I thought! I cannot find a dx code for normal test results after a Myocardial perfusion test-78452. we have the patient come back in the office one week later to give them their results even if the result is normal. there is always a few codes to add- htn, cad and so on... but I would like to attach a dx code that states the reason for the visit. The dx code for the abnormal results would be - 794.30

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    if the test was performed due to a suspected dx and then comes back normal I look at category V71 which is first only allowed.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    do you mean- it has to be the primary dx? ex: v71.7 , 414.01 if I am looking for possible CAD?

    Thank you so much for your help w/this!!!!!!!!!

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    Columbia, MO


    You would not code the cad if not found only the V71.7 along with symptoms. To code both is a mutually exclusive scenario you cannot have cardiovascular disease not found with CAD. But you cannot use the V71 codes until the study results show not found.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    makes sense- thak you.

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