Author Topic: coding/billing for ruling out eye disease  (Read 1063 times)

nampapearle

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coding/billing for ruling out eye disease
« on: September 17, 2009, 03:07:33 PM »
I need to code for ruling out Retinitis Pigmentosa for a patient with other unknown skin pigmentary issues.  There was no eye disease at all so what do I put for a Dx code?

Steve Verno CMBS, CEMCS

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Re: coding/billing for ruling out eye disease
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 04:34:53 PM »
Per ICD-9-CM Coding guidelines for inconclusive diagnoses (probable, suspected, rule out, etc.) were developed for inpatient reporting and do not apply to outpatients

The dx code would be the dx documented by the phyician in the chart.

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