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Elevated Temp

Dawnisha Posted Tue 28th of February, 2012 15:15:45 PM

What is the correct ICD-9 for the following DX: elevated temperature. Sore Throat. Possible step throat.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of February, 2012 16:36:02 PM

780.60 for Elevated temperature.
Sore throat is 462
Strep throat is 034.0

SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of February, 2012 09:18:25 AM

Hi Davidson we don't code possible diagnosis. If only possible diagnosis is given code from sign & symptoms also in this case if you are using 034.0 then don't use 462.

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