Q #5: Hi guys, I have a question regarding HIV coding. A patient has been exposed to the HIV virus but exhibits no symptoms. What ICD-9 codes are reported?
A: Look up Exposure/ HIV and you will be directed to V01.79.
Q #6: What is the correct ICD-9 code to use for a hip ultrasound?
A: That one we’re going to have to research. Please put this question in the forum.
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Alicia: Remember the ICD is the diagnosis, not the code for the ultrasound itself. You need a diagnosis code to show why they’re doing an ultrasound, I assume.
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We have the answer V01.79 is the exposure to HIV.