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TB Test - the correct code

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    My physician is looking at providing TB testing in our office. What is the correct code??? I believe the follow up check is billed as a nurse visit 99211 but what about the actual skin test??

    Anyy assistance is greatly appreciated.

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    TB skin test = 86580

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry4162 View Post
    My physician is looking at providing TB testing in our office. What is the correct code??? I believe the follow up check is billed as a nurse visit 99211 but what about the actual skin test??

    Anyy assistance is greatly appreciated.
    You code 86580 for the test, but do not charge a 99211 when the patient comes back for a reading.. it is included in the CPT. Hope this helps.

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    One thing to add here. The ICD-9-CM code for the TB skin test is V74.1. If the results are positive, report code 795.5.

    Hope this helps.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadun2000 View Post
    You code 86580 for the test, but do not charge a 99211 when the patient comes back for a reading.. it is included in the CPT. Hope this helps.
    The practice I bill for attempts to bill for the test and the read. I know you're not supposed to bill for each but am having trouble finding documentation that I can provide to educate them that is not found in a coding forum. Any suggestions or links would be much appreciated.

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