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help with DX

Patricia Posted Tue 21st of June, 2011 04:55:40 AM

I am struggling to find a DX for HLA-B27 positive. I appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of June, 2011 13:53:19 PM

With HLA-B27 positive means that the patient may have either of these problems Ankylosing spondylitis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis or isolated acute anterior uveitis. But we cannot use these until sure of it. So I think we can code abnormal blood test code that is 790.99 and additionally we can code for symptoms like pain etc.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of June, 2011 14:18:11 PM

It will be more specific to code for 795.79 since this is abnormal immunologic finding on blood test.

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