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    Which code would be best to use for a patient and her spouse to screen for cystic fibrosis prior to pregnancy? v26.31 or v83.81??

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    I would use 655.23 as the primary DX code for and then use V26.31 as secondary for wife. For the man I am not certain of what to use for the primary DX code since I don't have more details, but I would use and V82.71 as secondary for man.

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    Columbia, MO


    you would not use 655.23 as it states this is screening prior to pregnancy so there is no fetus. Since this is testing related to wanting to become preganant I would use the V26.31 for the female and V26.34 for the male.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Columbus GA


    I agree with Debra.

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