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Old 10-20-2010, 12:33 PM
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Default Chiari I Malformation ICD-9 Code

All I can come up with a dx code for Chiari I Malformation is 741.00. Does anyone have any other/better suggestions. This is on an 80 year old woman. Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:53 PM
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For Type I, use 348.4. 741.x and 742.x are for Type II, III and IV.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:54 PM
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Thank you! Can I ask how you got to the 348.4
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If you look at the Index in your ICD-9-CM book under Malformation, go to Chiari. It lists for you type 1-4 and the respective codes. Always be sure to verify in the Tabular List. If you're unfamiliar with what Chiari Malformation type I is you may have to do some more research but I can tell you that gost is correct in his/her code selection. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:21 PM
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gost is correct in his/her code selection
lol! I don't think I've ever been called a "he/she" before. It's "he."

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I thought you were a he but I didn't want to be wrong! Trying to be PC and all! Haha.
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I agree with the Dx codes and this thread made me laugh!!
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