Nancy Posted Tue 29th of March, 2011 13:14:05 PM
Good Morning. Could someone please tell me the oorrect dx for Radiation proctitis? Thanks for your help
SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of March, 2011 15:04:06 PM
There are several options, including 569.49 (proctitis NOS) and 556.2 (ulcerative proctitis) plus code 909.2 (late effect of radiation). Code 558.1 (radiation entercolitis) is another possibility. You should work with the physician to select the code that is most accurate for the patient's condition. When ICD-9 will become ICD-10 in 2013, then there is a specific code K62.7 for radiation proctitis, but if you would like to append dx code for this, then 569.49 is appropriate as per your question.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of March, 2011 15:29:51 PM
For this you can check ICD-10 to ICD-9cm bridge in SuperCoder.
Radiation proctitis: K62.7 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code that has been mapped to ICD-9cm code 569.49 (Other specified disorders of rectum and anus)
Nancy Posted Tue 29th of March, 2011 15:46:31 PM
Thanks to both of you for your quick response. Now, I have another question. Have you ever heard of a dx for Presby Esophagus? I have looked everywhere and can not seem to fins anything to support this. Once again, Thanks for your help
SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of March, 2011 16:43:06 PM
The term is exactly: presbyesophagus
This is a kind of esophageal motility disorder in which non-peristaltic contractions occur in esophagus,mostly in older people.
The appropriate Dx code for this is: 530.89