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when to use V08 and 042

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    Default when to use V08 and 042
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    Hi
    I need to better understand when is it not appropriate to use V08 I understand that once it has been diagnosed as 042 to never use V08 again . I think my question is what if they never had an HIV- related illness?
    Last edited by mstyus; 06-11-2010 at 09:02 AM.

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    Default 042 vs V08
    If the patient is asymptomatic, then it is V08. If they have active illnes, you are correct - you can never go back to V08 and must code 042.

    Lin
    CPC

  3. Default V08 vs V67.59
    Can you use both v08 and v67.59 at the same encounter for a follow up HIV visit? or do you only use Vo8?

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