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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default V72.31 guidelines please

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    In hospital (Primary clinic) few Nurse practioners & physicians perform papsmear .

    Except one Physician everyone code for papsmear (V76.2).

    Physician code Routine GYN (V72.31). As per her she does the "GC" (infection screening).

    I checked with other Nurse practioners and they do that screening too

    What is the correct code for them to bill insurance company?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    The V76.2 is excluded when you bill the V72.31 meaning you do not code them together. If you patient has had a total hysterectomy then you would add a V76.47 and the appropriate V88.xx code for the absence of the uterus and cervix. If the patient has a remaining cervical stump and this is what was pap(ed) then you would bill the V72.31 with the V88.xx code for the absence of the uterus with a remaining cervical stump. You would also add the V code for the HPV screening.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Thank you Debra.

    Happy New Year

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