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Need help with a coding question....asap

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    Default Need help with a coding question....asap
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    Can you code for referral for mammogram????

    Thank you in advance.

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    Did your Doctor refer a patient out for a mammogram, or was the patient referred to you for a mammogram?

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    patient was sent for mammogram.
    Doctor writes a script for mammgram.

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    Default Preventive screening or diagnostic?
    First you cannot code for simply writing the script / putting in the order for a patient to have a mammogram.

    You will code for whatever type and level of visit is documented - preventive, or sick visit - new or established.

    If this is purely screening, then you are looking for a V-code (probably V70)

    If this is diagnostic, you will want to code the symptoms that brought the patient to you.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    If it is just a mammogram screening (usually done at least bi-yearly) there is a V-code for that as well V76.12

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    thank you for the clarification.

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