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    A dexa scan for a cancer patient is usually performed for staging purposes and is coded using the cancer diagnosis.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Am I confused I thought that Medicare would not pay unspecified codes. 733.90 is osteopenia, unspecified.

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    Default Visit to follow DEXA

    I need to know how to code the visit that immediately follows the scan to discuss the result. I understand that the DEXA is coded as the screening, but if the result is osteopenia, is the E/M visit coded as osteopenia or is the screening primary and osteopenia secondary?

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