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Tip of the Week: Diagnosis Code V70.0

By Lauri Gray, CPC, RHIT
December 14, 2011

In ICD-9-CM, diagnosis code V70.0 is used for routine medical examinations. If the patient does not have any diseases or other conditions that are addressed, only diagnosis code V70.0 is reported. If the patient has other conditions that are addressed during the routine medical examination, diagnosis codes for those conditions are also reported. It may also be appropriate to report both a comprehensive preventive medicine examination (99381-99397) and a separate office/outpatient evaluation and management service (99201-99215) for the medical services related to any diseases or other medical conditions addressed during the encounter.

 

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