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ICD 9 FOR SPECIAL STAIN

Patricia Posted Mon 01st of November, 2010 18:39:44 PM

OUR PATHOLOGYST HAD A LEFT SUPPURATIVE HYDRADENITIS AXILLA BIOPSY.
THE DIAGNOSIS IS HYDRADENITIS SUPERATIVA WITH ABSCESS AND EARLY SINUS TRACT FORMATION.
HE MADE SOME STAIN "88312" X 3
WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT ICD-9 WE NEED TO USE FOR:
- GRAM STAIN (HISTOCHEMICAL) REVEALS RARE GRAME POSITIVE BACTERIA, ARRANGED IN CLUSTERS AND SIGLE UNITS.
- GMS STAIN (HISTOCHEMICAL) IS NEGATIVE FOR FUNGAL ELEMENT.
- AFB STAIN (HISTOCHEMICAL) IS NEGATIVE FOR MYCOBACTERIA.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 08th of November, 2010 20:04:55 PM

The series of codes in crosswalk with the CPT 88312 is given below, but diagnosis in the said report as you said is not in the list. If it is a Non-medicare, then you can code as per the diagnosis description in the report. Any doubt, feel free to ask.
041.86
151.0
151.1
151.2
151.3
151.4
151.5
151.6
151.8
151.9
202.80
531.00
531.01
531.10
531.11
531.20
531.21
531.30
531.31
531.40
531.41
531.50
531.51
531.60
531.61
531.70
531.71
531.90
531.91
532.00
532.01
532.10
532.11
532.20
532.21
532.30
532.31
532.40
532.41
532.50
532.51
532.60
532.61
532.70
532.71
532.90
532.91
533.00
533.01
533.10
533.11
533.20
533.21
533.30
533.31
533.40
533.41
533.50
533.51
533.60
533.61
533.70
533.71
533.90
533.91
534.00
534.01
534.10
534.11
534.20
534.21
534.30
534.31
534.40
534.41
534.50
534.51
534.60
534.61
534.70
534.71
534.90
534.91
535.00
535.01
535.10
535.11
535.21
535.40
535.41
535.50
535.51
535.60
535.61
536.8

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