|Home » Categories » Laboratory Coding|
Screening for Hepatitis B
|Article Number: 99 | Rating: Unrated | Last Updated: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 9:24 PM|
A Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBSAB) test was ordered for an asymptomatic Medicare recipient. Would there be a different code for a screening test for a Hep B surface antigen (HBSAG) test? I’m looking not so much for the code for the test itself (the procedure code) but the ICD-9 code for the reason for presentation to healthcare.
Screening for hepatitis B would be coded V73.89 Screening for viral disease. You may want to verify with the ordering physician that this was a screening test. This link explains the difference between the antigen and antibody tests.
There are no attachments for this article.
OB Panel for Medicare Patients
Viewed 2644 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Viewed 1809 times since Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Modifier 59 on Pathology Specimens
Viewed 2468 times since Wed, Oct 5, 2011
CPT code 87177 and 87015
Viewed 3639 times since Sat, Dec 10, 2011
General Health Panel Code 80050
Viewed 18109 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
STAT Lab Test
Viewed 5363 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Occult Blood Codes
Viewed 2227 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Viewed 2215 times since Fri, Jan 7, 2011
Gram Stain Orders/Protocol For Cultures
Viewed 1448 times since Tue, Feb 22, 2011
Lab Charges With Edit Not Allowed
Viewed 2468 times since Wed, Sep 14, 2011