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JustCoding News: Outpatient, May 5, 2010

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Besides the evaluation and management code, should I report a code in addition to CPT code 86580 (skin test; tuberculosis, intradermal) for a TB skin test when applicable? We have a debate regarding the use of code 90471 (immunization administration [includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections]; 1 vaccine) or code 96372 (therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection [specify substance or drug]; subcutaneous or intramustcular) in addition to code 86580.

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