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V72.83 vs. V72.81

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    Question V72.83 vs. V72.81
    Medical Coding Books
    When coding for a preoperative EKG, I believe it is correct to use V72.81 instead of V72.83. Thoughts?

    Other specified preoperative examination
    Examination prior to chemotherapy
    Other pre-procedural examination
    Pre-procedural general physical examination

    routine general medical examination (V70.0)

    Preoperative cardiovascular examination
    Pre-procedural cardiovascular examination
    Mickie Kummer, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow

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    I'm with you brother. Can't locate a definintive contradiction --and I'm specifically comparing with V72.83 of course.

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    yes I also agree with both of you. It is correct to use v72.81

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