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?
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.
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.