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Screening Mammograms

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    I am being told by my colleagues that a screening mammogram MUST always have the dx code V76.12 for both the Reason for Visit as well as the Final Diagnosis. Is this true for all screening mammograms. I thought if something was found such as a density or calcification that that should be the final diagnosis and not the screening V76.12. Please clarify this for me.

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    Columbia, MO
    in the ICD-9 coding guidelines it states that the screening V code must remain first-listed regardless of the findings.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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