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DIAGNOSIS HELP: Crohn's Abscess

Melanie Posted Wed 10th of March, 2010 15:29:55 PM

I did some digging and wasnt having much luck... while Im waiting for the physician to come out of the dictation room - has anyone ever encountered this and know of a diag code that best describes?

Thanks in advance!

SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of March, 2010 08:34:24 AM

Crohn's disease and abscess occurs in intestinal region, specially in small intestine. Therefore I think coding 569.5 (Abscess of intestine) will be a good idea for this.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 12th of March, 2010 07:28:12 AM

I have seen some documentation where the physician says that Crohn's disease and a rectal abscess/renal abscess etc. So in this case I would suggest that you need to check the abscess location and code both the ICD's seperatley i.e the abscess and the crohns disease.

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