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    I'm getting denials on chest x-ray after a positive TB skin test. Using ICD-9 code 795.5 and rejecting for invalid code. Has anyone else encountered this rejection and if so, did you change codes or bill out to the patient? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieWilhite View Post
    I'm getting denials on chest x-ray after a positive TB skin test. Using ICD-9 code 795.5 and rejecting for invalid code. Has anyone else encountered this rejection and if so, did you change codes or bill out to the patient? Thanks
    795.5 required a 5th digit...you're using a 2012 ICD-9, right?

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    You would use 795.51

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