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DIAGNOSIS HELP: Oculopharyngeal Dystrophy (GI)

Melanie Posted Mon 08th of March, 2010 14:37:18 PM

I have a patient who is dysphagic due to OPD - Im not sure if this is the same as OPMD (oculopharyngeal Dystrophy) - and the closest code I have found is 359.1

Thoughts?

TIAA

Melanie Posted Mon 08th of March, 2010 14:45:45 PM

Forgot to mention - this patient is a current peg-tube status

SuperCoder Answered Mon 08th of March, 2010 16:59:27 PM

I feel this the same like OPMD. In that case, the Dx you have chosen is absolutely correct. If OPD is Oropharyngeal dystrophy, the code would be 787.22.

Melanie Posted Tue 09th of March, 2010 12:31:44 PM

Playing it safe, I ran it back to the doctor's attention to confirm his dictation, and he did go with the OPMD because it is a dystrophic variety.

Thanks again Apoorba!

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