OCT 20, 2015
Coding exams for patients on high-risk medications
Question: How should we code exams for patients on high-risk medications in ICD-10?
Answer: When the doctor finds no pathology, code the systemic disease, such as L93.0 Lupus or M06.09 Rheumatoid arthritis. ICD-10's Z79.899 Other long term (current) drug therapy should be linked to any tests performed. You may also add it to the exam for supporting documentation.