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Old 02-23-2010, 01:10 PM
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Cool DX code for Vaginal Odor ???

Why are the simple ones just not that simple? What code would you use for Vaginal Odor? Doc did a UA for this.
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Why are the simple ones just not that simple? What code would you use for Vaginal Odor? Doc did a UA for this.
Did the patient have any discharge? What did he use for the DX?
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If that's all that is documented I would code 623.8
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If that's all that is documented I would code 623.8
If the patient is not having a discharge, then the correct code would be 625.8. That is for OTHER specified symptoms associated with female genital organs.
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I would use vaginitis 616.10
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I would use vaginitis 616.10
Vaginitis should only be used if there is irritation or inflammation (-itis means inflamation).

The exact definition is:
1.) Inflammation of the vagina; it is marked by pain and by a purulent discharge. Called also Copitis. 2.) Inflammation of a sheath.

Therefore, if the patient is not experiencing discharge or irritation and/or pain, you should not use 616.10.
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I would go with 625.8 also.
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