Yes and no. Because you indicate a link between the cerebral palsy and the in utero CVA, it is appropriate to code both conditions. However, the correct codes would be as follows:

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) instructs that codes in category I69 are used to indicate conditions in categories I60I67 as the cause of sequelae. This is not the case for the child who had an in utero CVA. The child’s CVA occurred during the perinatal period and continues to have an effect on the child’s health care; therefore, the perinatal code should continue to be used regardless of the patient’s age.

Yes. Although a health plan may have a policy that bundles the screening eye examination to the preventive medicine evaluation and management (E/M) service, code 99173 (screening test of visual acuity, quantitative, bilateral) is appropriately reported in addition to...

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