Author Topic: Coding for postsurgery status  (Read 1132 times)


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Coding for postsurgery status
« on: December 05, 2010, 01:21:27 PM »
senario:  prev dx on file 724.2..  patient was seen 30 days later, doctor coded office visit 99213 and for the dx he wrote= s/p back surgery   After researching would dx=V45.89?     would I submitt the bill with the dx V45.89 or just continue to use 724.2..  need help.. thank you


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Re: Coding for postsurgery status
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 07:59:12 AM »
The primary dx would usually be the dx for the reason for the back surgery with the V45.89 as a secondary.
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