Testing With No History of Infertility

I came across your site as I was trying to do some research on what diagnosis codes providers should submit to insurance carriers while trying to evaluate fertility issues. If the prescriber is trying to determine if the female has infertility and must run diagnostic tests (IE lab work, HSG, ultrasound, etc...) that the patient has not obtained previously, and the patient does not have a diagnosis of "female infertility" from another OB-GYN, is it appropriate that the doctor use the diagnosis code of "female infertility" without knowing any results of lab work or a HSG to confirm infertility? Rather, should a diagnosis code that states that the patient is being evaluated for fertility issues, be used instead?


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