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Posted By angie on 08-16-2019, 08:17:21 in Ob-Gyn
pregnant pt wanting genetic testing, no risk factors, what dx code is correct to use?

MateriniT21 for High Risk Patients 81420
SMA(Spinal Muscular Atrophy)(LabCorp bills) 81329
Fragile X, DNA Analysis (LabCorp bills)- 81243
CFplus (LabCorp Bills) 81220
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Posted By Melanie Witt on 08-20-2019, 19:06:30
Good one. Go with Z31.430 if she is not pregnant, but Z36.8A if she is pregnant. The chips, as they say, will fall where they are. Be sure to inform the patient that the tests might not be covered if she is not at risk so her nickel.
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