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Old 08-04-2008, 05:18 PM
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How to code dx code for plaque in the carotid artery without significant stenosis??
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:53 PM
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Look up dx code 433.10
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:19 AM
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Can I use 646.93 for fetal demise or is there one specific for demise. Pt. has postive Hcg, and 7 wks along, US, impression states fetal demise. thanks
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:41 PM
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If you do not feel comfprtable with 433.10, look at 785.9- we will use this code for carotid bruit that does not show stenosis
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:49 AM
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Can I use 646.93 for fetal demise or is there one specific for demise. Pt. has postive Hcg, and 7 wks along, US, impression states fetal demise. thanks
Hi pharmon:

If you have not yet had any replys from your post, you might have better luck posting this post under the OBGYN thread category. Sometimes coders only seek to answer questions, and seek answers to their own questions, to the thread that correspond to their work methodology.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:12 AM
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See 440.0. Atherosclerosis of aorta. (atherosclerosis = fatty plaque deposits that reduce the diameter & elasticity of an artery.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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Can I use 646.93 for fetal demise or is there one specific for demise. Pt. has postive Hcg, and 7 wks along, US, impression states fetal demise. thanks
Use 632 - this code is for missed abortion as well as fetal demise before 22 weeks gestation. (after 22 weeks, use code 656.41)

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