Encounter for lengthening/adjustment of growth rod (V54.02)
ICD-9 code V54.02 for Encounter for lengthening/adjustment of growth rod is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND AFTERCARE (V50-V59).
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Thank you, Debra, for your explanation! I just wasn't sure, as this is a different physician seeing it for the first time. But I can see the fracture has already received initial treatment.
Would I u... [ Read More ]
If you are coding ICD-9 you will use the V54 code for healing fracture. In ICD-10 CM you will use the same code for what was originally diagnosed if repaired then the visit to your provider will be s... [ Read More ]
You would not code the fx code since it has been repaired, just the V code for healing fx ( not V54.9) is all you need for the fx. For the coumadin clinic use the V58.83 with the V58.61 and the V54.1... [ Read More ]
patient had surgery to repair fx of left femur and now is taking Warfarin post-operatively. There were no additional problems (ie, pulmonary embolism, a-fib etc). This is a first for me and I am not... [ Read More ]
Hello, that is exactly what that means. Is the patient's visit connected with the surgery? If so, then I would use that code. If there are complications, I would code the symptoms first. I would n... [ Read More ]
Can anyone expain this code for me:
V58.78 - Aftercare following surgery of the musculskeletal system NEC
Underneath this code it states: Conditionsclassifiable to 710-739
Does this mean ... [ Read More ]
Have a denial for a cast change for sprained ankle. Denial says "dx inconsistent with px. I used V54.89 (other orthopedic aftercare). It's never been denied before.
Does anyone know what they might b... [ Read More ]
X-rays are not included in the global package. Also, only the primary visit should have a diagnosis code of 813.42. Follow up visits are coded as V54.12 because the fracture was treated... [ Read More ]
What is the appropriate anatomical site location when coding a follow up care for fracture of the finger, V54.12 - lower arm or V54.19 other bone?
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