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    I am in need of information on an alternate code for Screening for Osteoporosis as it pertains to Bone Mineral Density 77080.

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    These are some of the VERY limited covered codes:

    For Use with CPT Code 77080 (DEXA)
    255.0
    CUSHING'S SYNDROME
    733.00
    OSTEOPOROSIS UNSPECIFIED
    733.01
    SENILE OSTEOPOROSIS
    733.02
    IDIOPATHIC OSTEOPOROSIS
    733.03
    DISUSE OSTEOPOROSIS
    733.09
    OTHER OSTEOPOROSIS
    733.90
    DISORDER OF
    Hope this helps.
    PeaPod

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    If it is screening then you have no choice but to use a V code for screening, sorry my book is unavailable but you will need to select an appropriate screening V code.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    use v82.81 for screnning bmd

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