Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

1.  Palliative care Z51.5 for consult

Posted 07-17-2017 18:10
​Is anyone aware of a commercial payor requiring assignment of Z51.5 Encounter for Palliative Care as evidence of a palliative care consultation?  Regardless of whether the patient elects to proceed with palliative care?



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Susan Wallace
VP of Inpatient Services
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2.  RE: Palliative care Z51.5 for consult

Posted 10 days ago
Hello Susan,
I ran across this AAPC Forum discussion - see link below
https://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forums/148723-diagnoses-palliative-care-coding.html
They elude to needing the Z51.5 code however it might be facility based coding.
 Good luck and have a great day, Shawna

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Shawna Zastoupil
Hospice Coding Manager
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