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Old 12-14-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default ICD 9 code for heel pain

What is the right code for heel pain (729.5 or 719.47)

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:39 AM
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:53 AM
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Hi,
The right code for heel pain is 729.5 more appropriate than 719.49(Pain in ankle and foot)

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Heel pain is plantar fascitis. Correct ICD-9 code is 728.71
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Heel pain is plantar fascitis. Correct ICD-9 code is 728.71
Heel pain is not automatically plantar fascitis, if the provider does not document the diagnosis the coder cannot code it. Please do not perform the providers job by diagnosing his patient.
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