tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 5

ICD-10: Be More Specific With Two Child Health Exam Codes

Splitting V20.2 in two allows with and without abnormal findings. When ICD-9 is replaced by ICD-10, you are going to be using two routine child health visit codes instead of one. Knowing the definition of “abnormal findings” is key to choosing the right code.  Get a jump on familiarizing yourself with the new codes with our expert advice. Toss One V Diagnosis and Catch Two Z’s With the release of ICD-10, you will replace ICD-9 V20.2 (Routine infant or child health check) with two ICD-10 codes: Z00.129 (Encounter for routine child health examination...

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