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V72.62 and Labs for Physical

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    What is the correct use of code V72.62 (lab exam for routine general medical physicial), please? If a provider ordered labs as part of the patient's annual physicial, would you use this code of the V code(s) for the screening? Are others using V72.62?

    What is the difference between routine labs vs. screening?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    if the labs are for screening then use the appropriate V code for screening, if they are being performed because the patient already has a diagnosed condition and is on medication for this condition then the labs for this are not screening they are for therapeutic drug management. (V58.83, and V58.6x) So it really depends on the reason for the labs.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks so much! When then would you ever use V72.62?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    To be honest I have never used it! I always have a reason for the labs.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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