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    Dx code is V72.83, can I leave it as is or do I need the reason for preop to go with it. The provider did not say what the Pre Op physical was for.

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    Samy

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    [QUOTE=samyjw;192070]Dx code is V72.83, can I leave it as is or do I need the reason for preop to go with it. The provider did not say what the Pre Op physical was for.

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    Samy[/QUOTE

    The reason for the preop is not required, just use the V72.83.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    THANK YOU!!!

    Jeanne CPC

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    According to the Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Section IV. Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services " Patients receiving preoperative evaluations only - For patients receiving preoperatice evaluations only, sequence first a code from category V72.8, Other specified examinations, to describe the pre-op consultation. Assign a code for the condition to describe the reason for the surgery as an additional diagnosis. Code also any finding related to the pre-op evaluation."

    The guidelines can be found in the front of your ICD book.

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