Results 1 to 2 of 2

pre-op exam

  1. #1
    Question pre-op exam
    Medical Coding Books
    pt came in for pre-op exam for cataracts Physician coded it as


    Should he have used v72.83 instead of V72.84?

    V72.83 states: Other specified pre-op exam

    V72.84 states: Pre-op examination, unspecified

    We have always used V72.83 are we coding our pre-op's wrong


  2. #2
    Duluth, Minnesota
    kimb - we always use the V72.83 also ... (I wonder how much difference it really makes though)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-15-2013, 12:37 PM
  2. Pre-op exam
    By HBULLOCK in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-26-2013, 02:19 PM
  3. Pre op exam-Is a pre op
    By samyjm13 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-29-2010, 02:40 PM
  4. Pre-op Exam
    By Caroline Garza in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 03:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.