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Certified Posted Fri 19th of February, 2016 15:09:51 PM

The official description uses the word "methadone", but other sources call it opiod analgesic. Is it proper to use this code if methadone is NOT the drug being treated.

SuperCoder Answered Sun 21st of February, 2016 23:46:41 PM

The official descriptor does say "Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic", hence it can be used for other opiate analgesics.

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