What diagnosis codes do I report for an examination and screening tests performed for an international adoption evaluation?
The evaluation and management (E/M) code would be V70.3, medical examination for administrative purposes. Also report the codes that describe the reason for a screen such as V75.1 for malaria, V73.89 for hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus, V74.5 for syphilis, and V74.1 for tuberculosis. If any of the tests were positive, the code for the disease or condition would be reported.
I am considering making home visits to some of my sick patients. How do I report the visits and will they be paid for by insurance carriers?
E/M visits provided to patients in their homes are reported with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes 99341–99345 for new patients and 99347–99350 for established patients. Home visits are reported with the place of service code 12, location, other than hospital...