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Old 09-01-2010, 05:31 PM
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Default elevated creatinine kinase ICD 9

What is the code for elevated creatinine kinase? I'm not sure if I should code 790.5 (other nonspecific abnormal serum enzyme levels) or 790.6 (other abnormal blood chemistry)
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What about 794.4?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:30 AM
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I work for Transplant program in Puerto Rico, and i use code 794.4 for elevated creatinine levels.


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Old 09-02-2010, 09:50 AM
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We code as 790.5
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Shouldn't you check with the lab tech to verify that the test they are running is specific to what you are coding?
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