If the patient is having their annual preventive physical and their insurance will cover their routine labs such as lipids panel then code the labs with the V70.0, not the 272.X just because they have a personal history of lipids issues. It's not a matter of pleasing the patient; their insurance covers routine labs and at the time of their annual preventive physical, those labs are being ordered as part of their routine annual preventive benefit. It doesn't matter that they have a history of lipids, they also have routine covered services that their insurance will cover. This shouldn't be an issue. The reason for the occasion for the visit was routine, not diagnostic.
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