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    If a patient presents with leg pain and x-rays of the leg are taken and the end result is muscle cramps due to dehydration. Is the dehydration enough to cover the x-ray or would you need to add a screening V code? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    check your LCD's lists.
    (I'm not sure where you're at or which xray procedure code was used or I would have helped a bit more)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    I would code it as leg pain since that is why the xrays were performed.

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    I agree with Lisa.

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    Thanks to all for the help!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    I thought the leg pain / dehydration was a given (I'd code both)- and you were looking to find out if they were covered dx's... (that's why I pointed you in the direction of the LCD's - to see if leg pain / dehydration were covered dx's for what ever xray was done)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thanks. I will check my LCDs. I appreciate you pointing me in the correct direction.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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