@ Doug--There is a preventive care guide (check CMS) that identifies the tests and approved diagnosis codes allowed for coverage by Medicare. But Medicare does not cover most routine screenings. V72.62 is the code for lab work done as part of a routine visit, but this will not be covered by Medicare. For this population, you are better off to determine whether or not the provider is ordering a surveillance lab to monitor a patient's chronic conditions, than you are to assume it's routine. If you "don't have a clue", I'd advise you to query the physician to get one, or you'll be getting phone calls from angry patients.
@espressoguy---sure, you can use that however you wish.
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