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Posted By Christie on 05-25-2005, 20:15:00 in Radiology
RE: DX HELP
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Posted By Nat on 09-07-2005, 15:21:00
I'm still stuck on this....any thoughts?? Would 790.99 be appropriate?
Thanks for any help!
Posted By Nat on 09-07-2005, 12:15:00
Hi Group!
How would you code- low blood count?
Posted By Deepa on 08-31-2005, 17:00:00
What is a subchorionic hematoma?
A hematoma, or blood clot, is a collection of blood that has caused the
placenta to prematurely separate from the uterine wall. Probably due to a ruptured
blood vessel, the blood that travels around the sac, collects and creates a
pool of blood, or clot. This usually causes anything from light spotting to
heavy bleeding that may come and go. Most hematomas (that are big enough) can be
detected by an ultrasound. The location of the clot can be important in
determining the outcome, since a clot very near the placenta can be more dangerous
than a clot further away from the placenta. Size also seems to sometimes affect
the outcome. Obviously, a smaller clot is of less concern than a larger clot,
which means a larger separation. I have heard of clots ranging from about 1 cm
to 12 cm+ in size. (A hematoma is basically a ?mini-abruption? or a placental
abruption that occurs earlier in pregnancy. It?s very unlikely that you?ll
find ?subchorionic hematoma? in the index of a pregnancy book, but most have a
short section on ?placental abruptions.? These will offer you some information,
but remember the two are similar, yet different.)
See 641.2 X for diagnosis

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Posted By Linda on 08-31-2005, 11:19:00
Would this be a hemorrhage ? 641.9_
Posted By Stacy on 08-26-2005, 20:05:00
My AOIC vest is looking pretty worn. I've had it for about a year and =BD? Maybe?



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Posted By Deepa on 08-22-2005, 14:37:00
225.1

Deepa Malhotra MS, CPC
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Posted By Donna on 07-18-2005, 12:06:00
536.40-536.49

Donna J Richmond, CPC, RCC
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Posted By Donna on 07-18-2005, 10:36:00
How would you code malfunction of PEG tube?

Thanks,

Donna Gullikson, CPC, RCC, CIC
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Posted By Christie on 07-15-2005, 18:48:00
Hello Gene,
996.54
Posted By Christie on 07-15-2005, 18:44:00
Hello Diana,
459.81, 707.10
Posted By Christie on 07-15-2005, 18:39:00
Hello Gene,
It appears you are without important information from the report.
First of all, is pain mentioned on the report? If so, you may be only
able to code 723.1
However, if degeneration is mentioned 722.4
If spondylosis is mentioned 721.0
If cervical stenosis is mentioned 723.0
See, it all depends.
Posted By Donna on 07-12-2005, 16:02:00
In the ICD index,
Ulcer, stasis (leg) (venous) 454.0
Inflamed or infected 454.2
Without varicose veins 459.81

Donna J Richmond, CPC, RCC
CodeRyte, Inc.
337-236-3755 phone/fax
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Posted By Natalie on 07-11-2005, 12:55:00
996.54
Posted By TERRI on 07-11-2005, 12:40:00
996.54
Posted By Natalie on 07-11-2005, 10:06:00
We did an MRI of the Thoracic Spine - report states " ...small well
defined ovoid marrow replacing lesions in the thoracic spine..."
Posted By Natalie on 07-08-2005, 16:50:00
marrow replacing lesions?
Thank you
Posted By ANTONNIETTE on 06-20-2005, 12:47:00
You may want the Dr to clarify if it was related to the birth or unspecified .
Posted By ANTONNIETTE on 06-20-2005, 12:10:00
Look at 728.3 or 728.4 or any code in that family because the foot is considered a limb also you may want to look at the 729.8x codes also I hope this helps,

Antonniette Jones -CPC
Posted By Natalie on 06-03-2005, 12:50:00
MRI brain-prominent draining vein right occipital region probably
reflecting venous angioma.
Posted By Lisa on 06-03-2005, 12:36:00
What about something in the 793.9 area - for abnormal findings?
Posted By Natalie on 06-03-2005, 12:30:00
We performed MRI Thoracic. "Abnormal bone marrow signal is present
involving T8 vertebral body. Prime consideration would be a metastatic
lesion."
Posted By Nat on 06-02-2005, 15:58:00
Thank-you! Have a great day!
Posted By STACIE on 06-02-2005, 15:53:00
V15.89?
Posted By Nat on 06-02-2005, 15:48:00
Hi Group! How would you code exposure to chemicals? Thanks in advance :)
Posted By Patricia on 06-02-2005, 12:27:00
253.9 per code book , mass-specified organ -see disease of specified organ or site
Posted By STACIE on 06-02-2005, 12:21:00
784.2



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Posted By Natalie on 06-02-2005, 12:16:00
Mass of the pituitary gland
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