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Old 07-07-2010, 12:54 PM
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Default Need diagnosis for elevated sodium

need ICD-9 for elevated sodium...
I thought I would locate this one rather quickly.. I am not sure if it considered elevated sodium or hyper...sodium... err.. na+

I'm stumped...Any feedback is appreciated.. thanks
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:40 PM
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If you go to the "Finding (abnormal)" section you will find a code for Sodium 790.6
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:24 PM
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Many thanks..i knew it was out there...... I looked in the abnormals and forgot about the findings /abnormals ..
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:16 PM
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I code ER records and I see elevated sodium frequently as the chief complaint and the clinical impression almost always turns out to be hypernatremia, so when I see this I consider it to be hypernatremia. So I would use dx 276.0. So w/out seeing the documentation 790.6 could be appropriate for your case. Hope this helps!
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HI,

If not stated as elevated or deficiency, in that case we can code with 790.6.

If specified as elevated sodium, it refers to hypernatremia - 276.0 or for deficiency code it is hyponatremia - it goes to 276.1.

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Many Thanks.. elevated sodium ..hypernatremia 276.0 is perfect!
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