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ICD9 code

Melissa Posted Fri 12th of April, 2013 12:58:38 PM

Is there a personal history of heart attack ICD9 code? The note states pt missed last appt as he had a heart attack. I was going to use ~412~ but I dont know if the verbiage under the code is accurate for this?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 12th of April, 2013 14:08:28 PM

Yes, you can. There no specific and direct code for this. But if you see in Index for keyword ATTACK, below to this you will find HEART - 410.9 (see Infarct, Myocardium). This will give the clue that in case of personal history, you can use 412.

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