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Old 11-04-2008, 03:40 AM
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Can any one suggest about Surgical status codes like appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy. Now i am using V45.89 (Other post surgical status). Is it Right if am i code V45.79 instead of V45.89?
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I would still use V45.89
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Hi,
Can any one suggest about Surgical status codes like appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy. Now i am using V45.89 (Other post surgical status). Is it Right if am i code V45.79 instead of V45.89?

It depends on what organ it is. I use the V45.79 for the appendectomy, cholecystectomy, but V45.89 for the tonsillectomy.
I think this is one of those coders choice because I think any of these would work!!!
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