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ICD 9 Code

Melissa Posted Wed 16th of November, 2011 17:20:11 PM

Ok then can you please advise on what codes to use for the necrotizing lesion on the right groin/ingunial area?
thank you

ICD9 code for necrotizing lesion on her right groin/inguinal area. Was going to use the 709.8 for the necrosis. Is the groin/inguinal area considered lower extremity in which I would also use 739.6

No, non-allopathic lesion is a very vague term for an unidentified problem, and is mostly used in spinal regions. So,in groin/inguinal area we should avoid using it.
sherry lyons

SuperCoder Answered Wed 16th of November, 2011 18:37:22 PM

you are right in coding 709.8
If any client-specific guideline tells you to code it differently, you can code it differently.

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