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?
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.