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    Cool DX code for Routine UA?

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    Doc does a UA with no signs/symptoms. UA comes back as negative: no blood, leukocytes or anything. So is there a DX code for basically a routine UA? Any of your thoughts will be helpful. Thanks.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    my question would be why did he do it? if it was for screening then code a screening code if there is no reason then I question why you would charge for it.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    The reason why the doc does it is because many of the docs patients are getting elderly. And there is about a 50/50 chance of finding something such as blood.

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    Columbia, MO


    Then I have to say it is part of the E&M and not a chargable item. Unfortunately just because you might find something is not a good enough reason to code and charge for a service.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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