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Dx code for "Geriatric Assessment" ?

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    Salt Lake North
    Default Dx code for "Geriatric Assessment" ?
    Medical Coding Books
    Hi all,

    Here's the situation: Family doc refers a patient to our doc for a "Geriatric Assessment". During the exam the doc reviews several different DX's. Since the reason for the encounter was a "Geriatric Assessment", should that be the principal DX code? And if so, is there an appropriate code for that?

    Thank you.


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    Smile geriatric assessment
    I would code the diagnoses pertinent to the office visit. Pt was referred for geriatric assessment, but during the E/M visit, the physician diagnoses conditions, prescribes meds, monitors, etc.....code these diagnoses

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