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ICD-10 for cervical fusion with related risk for EGD?

Kimberly Posted Tue 20th of October, 2015 16:00:22 PM

Physician is recommending EGD but notes history of cervical fusion in patient's past medical history, which warrants higher risk when performing EGD, as well as plays a role in MDM. I cannot find a specific code for personal history of cervical fusion and am wondering if this code is appropriate:
Z98.89 Other specified postprocedural states, Personal history of surgery, not elsewhere classified

SuperCoder Answered Wed 21st of October, 2015 05:07:53 AM

Z98.1 can be used for arthrodesis status instead of Z98.89. Description synonym
indicates about the history of cervical spine fusion as well for Z98.1.

Kimberly Posted Wed 21st of October, 2015 17:53:15 PM

thank you!

SuperCoder Answered Fri 23rd of October, 2015 00:06:24 AM

Happy to Help.

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