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    We have a patient who had a B12 injection, the doctor noted that he informed the patient they would be responsible as there is no medical necessity for it. What ICD-9 Code can you use for something that has no medical necessity? I have to post one to go with the charge. Is there such a thing?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Did the patient want the injection because they thought there was a problem? If so, maybe V65.5?

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    The doctor felt that it was not "medically necessary" but the patient opted to get it anyway -
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Hey,

    I think you go for V68.89. Hope this helps!

    VJ.

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