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Old 03-13-2009, 10:31 AM
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I need a diagnosis code for an Elevated BUN
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:06 PM
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What is the Creatinine level? You can code Abnormal Blood findings, 790.6 or you can code 586, Renal Failure, unspecified. It depends on what conclusion the doctor came to. If he wants to do further testing or what. I hope I helped....

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:12 PM
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i wouldn't code the renal failure since you are looking at a machine printout and a physician has not diagnosed renal failure. Better to use the abnormal lab finding instead. Or use the diagnosis the physician used to request the test.
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