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    Question Pre-op chest code

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    Is there any diagnosis code that Medicare will cover for a pre-op chest exam?

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    If you use V72.8X, followed by Dx code for the surgery followed by dx code for any findings.......

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    Yes, For pre-op exam primary dx should be from V72.8X series.

    Rajesh Verma, CPC

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    Alexandria, LA


    If you mean is there one that Medicare will pay for - probably not. A pre-op chest x-ray is a screening exam and generally not covered.

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