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icd9 code

Melissa Posted Wed 23rd of November, 2011 14:33:21 PM

need codes for history of spinal meningitis.
Pt is legally blind secondary to spinal meningtits as a child?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of November, 2011 17:08:52 PM

369.4
322.9

Melissa Posted Wed 23rd of November, 2011 17:25:00 PM

~I thought i would have to code a history of spinal meningitits as it happened in patients childhood
so its ok to use meiningitis 322.9 when pt does not have it actively?~

SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of November, 2011 17:59:02 PM

You have rightly pointed it out, it should be V12.42 in place of 322.9

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