Follow-up codes may be used in conjunction with history codes to provide the full picture of the healed condition and its treatment. The follow-up code is sequenced first, followed by the history code.
A follow-up code may be used to explain repeated visits. Should a condition be found to have recurred on the follow-up visit, then the diagnosis code should be used in place of the follow-up code."
Aftercare diagnosis codes are used during post-op period (10-90 days). Follow up diagnosis codes are used after the post-op period.
ICD 9 Followup codes V67 category
V67.0 Follow-up surgery
V67.00 Follow-up surgery, unspecified
V67.01 Follow-up vaginal pap smear
V67.09 Follow-up other surgery
V67.1 Radiotherapy Follow-up
V67.2 Chemotherapy Follow-up
V67.3 Psychotherapy and other treatment for mental disorder Follow-up
V67.4 Following treatment of healed fracture
V67.5 Following other treatment
V67.51 Following completed treatment with high-risk medication, not elsewhere classified
V67.6 Following combined treatment
V67.9 Unspecified follow-up examination