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Establish Care Exam

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    We have a 3 year old patient who was seen to establish care. No problems or complaints. What is the best diagnosis code to use? I have come up with V65.8, is this the best one to use?

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    Greater Orlando
    Let me answer your question with another question.

    At what point (age) does a child outgrow being a child for purposes of V20 Health supervision of infant or child? In your case s/he's 3 YO. Might you be able to use V20.2 Routine infant or child health check?

    Wizards and gurus: your advice and guidance?

    (freshly minted medical coder/biller graduate)
    Last edited by RonMcK3; 09-29-2011 at 04:41 PM.
    Ron McKenzie, CPC-A
    Greater Orlando FL Chapter

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