DEC 03, 2018
ICD-10 Code for Completion of Plaquenil Treatment
Question: What is an appropriate ICD-10 code for a patient who has completed their Plaquenil treatment?
Answer: Z09 Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for conditions other than malignant neoplasm may be appropriate, but it really depends on your payer. Not every MAC that has an LCD policy allows for this diagnosis. It may ultimately be patient's responsibility. For commercial payers, I would preauthorize.
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