Author Topic: URGENT CODING QUESTION  (Read 1176 times)

pvtbiller

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URGENT CODING QUESTION
« on: February 18, 2012, 05:03:54 PM »
Has anyone ever dealt with Tricare and billing out for active duty service members? 

I would like to see if you all agree with me coding this clinical write-up for a diagnosis code:

"Risk for UTI due due limited bathroom facilities and long flight missions"

Tricare came back to me with 788.30. 

I feel the most appropriate code would be Code 788.91 is " Functional Urinary Incontinence"
Defined as - Inability of usually continent person to reach toilet in time to avoid unintentional loss of urine.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
Thanks for your help.

Michele

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Re: URGENT CODING QUESTION
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 06:49:27 AM »
Actually the full description of 788.91 is:

 Functional urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence due to cognitive impairment, or severe physical disability or immobility

I think I would go with 788.30.
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