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DIAGNOSIS HELP: please see post for further explanation

Melanie Posted Wed 10th of March, 2010 18:30:50 PM

Our GI physician was called in on a consult for a patient who has Huntington's Disease

The chief complaint that was GI-related was nausea and vomitting.

A 99222 was signed off on, along with diag 787.01.

My question is this:

Because we evaluated a patient with Huntington's Disease, is there a V-status code we can use to recognize this aspect?

or

can we use the 333.4 as a secondary diag - used for the purpose of an add-on?

Thank you in advance.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of March, 2010 08:49:20 AM

It's not required to use a V code. The code for Huntington's (333.4) can be used as a secondary Dx code (787.01 primary).

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