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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: barrie on August 17, 2011, 11:48:47 AM

Title: Using a V code as a primary code for Physical Therapy
Post by: barrie on August 17, 2011, 11:48:47 AM
It is my understanding that physical therapy coding MAY use a V code but it should not be a primary code.  We put it as the last code.
any thoughts on using or not using the V code
Title: Re: Using a V code as a primary code for Physical Therapy
Post by: Michele on August 17, 2011, 12:03:51 PM
Usually the V code is not the primary reason for the visit.  Usually their is a diagnosis for which the patient is being treated, but also a v code to indicate the cause.  For example, if the patient had hip replacement surgery and is now sent for PT.  There is a v code to indicate the surgery, but the reason for the PT is the diagnosis that originally required the surgery.