Results 1 to 3 of 3

Physical Therapy diagnosis

  1. Red face Physical Therapy diagnosis
    Medical Coding Books
    An order was recieved with a diagnosis of 719.41 from the physicians office for physical therapy, coding is putting the primary as V571 as the admitting diagnosis and V571 and 719.41 in discharge diagnosis. This does not pass edit because the admitting dx is a V code.

    Can anyone help me resolve? What is the proper way to code for medicare with the above diagnosis?

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    The coding guidelines support your coders. The guidelines state that encounters for rehabilitation must be coded with a V57.x code first and all V57.x codes are first listed only. An admitting dx can be a V code so perhaps you need to have the edits in your system revised.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. Default
    thank you. If medicare permits the V code as a primary then the edits will need to be changed. I have found documentation in regards to this but relating to Home Health only. This is outpatient PT. Thank you for your help.
    California Cowgirl
    Patient Financial Services Coder

Similar Threads

  1. physical therapy modifier when annual therapy limit reached
    By in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-22-2013, 01:26 PM
  2. Physical Therapy Diagnosis Coding
    By kerrysu in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-08-2008, 12:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.