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dzanoni 06-17-2009 12:02 PM

Help with ICD-9 code
 
I'm having some trouble finding a CPT code for "decreased left ventricular function"

Does anyone have suggestions for this? I would really appreciate any ideas or suggestions you might have.

Thanks!
Dawn:confused:

heatherwinters 06-17-2009 12:21 PM

Decreased Function
 
How was this diagnosed? Based on what?

dzanoni 06-17-2009 12:54 PM

It was based on an echo done in our office. The report states ejection fraction is noted to be 40-50%. It also states that the cardiac chamber sizes were within normal limts aside from left ventricular in systolic dimension of 4.5cm.

Dawn

heatherwinters 06-17-2009 01:36 PM

Abnormal Echo
 
Consult your clinician, if together you cannot come up with a definitive dx, then you can also use 793.2 abnormal echocardiogram.

dzanoni 06-17-2009 03:57 PM

Thank you. I appreciate the input, and I will definitely check with him.

dpeoples 07-02-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heatherwinters (Post 60317)
Consult your clinician, if together you cannot come up with a definitive dx, then you can also use 793.2 abnormal echocardiogram.


I second.

cdbaines 12-10-2009 11:54 AM

icd9 code for adn echo that cms will accept
 
I need the Icd9 code for adnormal echo that CMS will accept

Pillow1 12-10-2009 02:39 PM

echo dx
 
I am curious ?Wouldn't you post the reason for performing the echo as the primary diagnosis (possibly a payable CMS diagnosis) followed by the secondary dx as abnormal echo? :confused:

lbuchs 07-12-2012 12:18 PM

Why wouldn't you use 794.31 for abnormal ecg/ekg?

cubbiecatz 10-29-2012 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbuchs (Post 228802)
Why wouldn't you use 794.31 for abnormal ecg/ekg?

The diagnosis code for abnormal echo is 793.2


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