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    Question Dx for Hepatitis B Titer

    Does anyone know the correct dx code to use for a Hepatitis B Titer? The patient has had the Hepatitis B vaccines and the doctor has ordered a titer. I billed it with V77.99. It denied.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sherry CPC

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    Hello,
    For vaccination given for hepatitis B -90731, 90636-V05.3
    But, a titre has been ordered- it should only be an office visit accompanied by the above codes.So, it should be,
    99213-25- probably at this level of decision making-a viral fever or chills from the medical record as Dx should be appropriate for the E/M;
    Followed by,
    90636-Check-mostly it is this code that comes with hepatitis vaccine-which is a combination of both A and B-V05.3 given as Dx.

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    Thanks for your reply. I understand the vaccine dx code
    V05.3 but would you use that code also for the titer if you are checking for immunity?

    Thanks

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    Default hep titer

    Maybe V73.89 Screening examination for viral diseases.

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    Thanks, I'll try that.

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    Did anyone come up with a covered code for this. I tried the V05.3 originally but the insurance company didnt like it.
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Question what is the cpt code for the hep b titer?

    What is the cpt code for the hep b titer?

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    I would use V72.61 for antibody response and immunity status testing.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Exclamation How would you DX this?

    A patient presents for swelling, tenderness and erythema at the upper extremity injection site following Hepatitis B vaccination. The patient has a localized infection. What ICD-9-CM code should be reported?

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