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    If a patient was seen by a provider and during the visit patient states that she would like to be tested for HIV because she might have been exposed and the provider orders a blood test. The provider has the patient come back to discuss the lab work and the results were negative, how would the provider code this visit? Nothing else was discussed. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NESmith View Post
    If a patient was seen by a provider and during the visit patient states that she would like to be tested for HIV because she might have been exposed and the provider orders a blood test. The provider has the patient come back to discuss the lab work and the results were negative, how would the provider code this visit? Nothing else was discussed. Thanks for your help.
    This could possibly be billed based on time? Depending on what the results were it might be a low level visit.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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    Thank You Roxanne for your answer, but do you know what dx the provider would use?

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    Would it go: V65.44 which could be primary or secondary, V69.8 as secondary diagnosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by preserene View Post
    Would it go: V65.44 which could be primary or secondary, V69.8 as secondary diagnosis
    Thats what my icd-9 book brings me to as well!
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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