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pre surgical screening

Shade Posted Mon 23rd of June, 2014 16:37:49 PM

when a pt. came in for surgical screening and chronic disease was also attended to. how can i code that visit? can i put the v72.84 as the primary DX code and the chronic DX. code. please help to clarified this gray area.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 24th of June, 2014 06:50:03 AM

As per ICD-9 guidelines we should code reason for visit as a primary code. So in this case V72.84 will be the primary dx followed by the chronic condition and reason for surgery.

Thanks,
Vineet

Shade Posted Mon 30th of June, 2014 13:46:39 PM

What about if the reason for surgery was not documented?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of July, 2014 10:17:28 AM

You should always query your provider for more information before coding when a diagnosis is not documented. Thanks.

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