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Topic Originator: Anonymous
Post Date May 24, 2007 @ 6:23 PM
coding a mammogram


Anonymous
May 24, 2007 @ 6:23 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

When coding an abnormal mammogram, Would I use 793.80 and v76.12? Thanks for any help!

Julie
May 29, 2007 @ 11:56 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If it is a screening mammogram you would use V76.12 for normal screening or V76.11 for a high risk screening mammogram.  Plus you would use any findings also.  So yes, you would use both.

Anonymous
May 29, 2007 @ 5:06 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

so I would put it as 793.80
                            v76.12
??.. Thanks!

Julie
May 31, 2007 @ 12:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

No, the screening code is always primary code.

Anonymous
June 1, 2007 @ 2:23 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thanks Julie!

p.eswaran
June 11, 2007 @ 3:02 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

793.80 is Unspecified Abnormal Mammogram .
So use this type of code . not screening .

Julie
June 13, 2007 @ 12:10 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You always use a screening code, even with abnormal findings.  Same goes for example a screening colonscopy.  You use the V76.51 first and any findings as secondary codes.  Where are you getting your information from.

Julie
June 13, 2007 @ 12:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You can find this information in the "Coding Clinic,  Fourth Quarter 2001, pages 55-56."

Anonymous
June 14, 2007 @ 10:10 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thank u both for helping out! I had forgotten this simple rule!

mariac
July 14, 2007 @ 12:25 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

just keep this is mind when coding mammograms: if patient came in for a screening mammogram and regarless that the finding were abnormal, you will bill the screening mammogram with the screening diagnosis. no insurance carrier will pay you for a screening mammogram with a diagnostic diagnosis. unless you bill a diagnostic mammogram then you will use a diagnostic diagnosis code.

B.T.RamKumar, CPC
October 5, 2007 @ 1:23 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We can use both the dx codes depends on the procedure was done by the radiologist. If the procedure is Screening Mammogram the V76.12 should be the primary as per ICD and we can use the findings as secondary. If the diagnostic mammogram was done then the 793.80 should the dx code. Thanks.

Meera
December 19, 2007 @ 11:14 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You would code as V76.12
793.80



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