Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V70.4
Examination for medicolegal reasons
  • Short description: EXAM-MEDICOLEGAL REASONS.
  • ICD-9-CM V70.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V70.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM V70.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V70.4: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V70.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z02.81 Encounter for paternity testing
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z02.83 Encounter for blood-alcohol and blood-drug test
V70.4 Excludes
Applies To
  • Blood-alcohol tests
  • Blood-drug tests
  • Paternity testing
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V70.4:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Encounter for - see also Admission for
    • paternity testing V70.4
  • Examination (general) (routine) (of) (for) V70.9
    • medicolegal reason V70.4
  • Paternity testing V70.4
  • Test(s)
    • blood-alcohol V70.4
    • blood-drug V70.4
      • for therapeutic drug monitoring V58.83
    • laboratory V72.6
      • for medicolegal reason V70.4
    • paternity V70.4
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM V70.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2008 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.