ICD-9 code V12.7 for Personal history of digestive disease is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS WITH POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS RELATED TO PERSONAL AND FAMILY HISTORY (V10-V19).
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61556 is what the physician wants to use, but I need some expert advice, please.
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Hello All. Maybe someone out there can offer advice.
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