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DX- POST-OPERATIVE SWELLING?

Amy Posted Mon 10th of December, 2012 19:22:37 PM

I cannot locate post-operative swelling under status postoperative dx? Can you please help me locate this dx?

Thank You,

Amy Bedford-CPC

SuperCoder Answered Tue 11th of December, 2012 13:39:23 PM

Pain and swelling are both component signs of inflammation and infection.

ICD-9-CM code 998.89 (postoperative infection, other specified complications of procedures) may be the most accurate code to report.

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