Kathy Posted Tue 28th of June, 2016 19:07:37 PM
I'm coding for an excision of a perforated Meckel's Diverticulum of both the small & large intestine. I've identified K57.40 & Q43.0. Should the congenital anomaly (Q43.0) be used as the primary or secondary diagnosis code?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of June, 2016 02:57:04 AM
Greetings from SuperCoder!
Please note that you cannot report both congenital and acquired codes together for the same condition. A condition can be either acquired or congenital but cannot be both. Please check your documentation and code as appropriate.