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    Wiki icd 9

    447.8 is for fibromuscular hyperplasia of arteries, except renal. Since the code is not referring to fibromuscular hyperplasia. The better code 447.9 should be chosen as no specific description is present.
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    Patient on oxygen - help

    Patient was in outpatient. I believe she just wears the oxygen mask - patient is very mobile.
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    Patient on oxygen - help

    Patient had aspiration pneumonia and now on oxygen. That is all the information I got from the chart.
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    Patient on oxygen - help

    Could I code it as v46.11?
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    CAD with hypertension

    should I code it as 414.01 402.90 -> fall into cardiovascular disease category under hypertension. Is it??
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    Pancreatic cancer or metestatic pancreatic cancer

    Physician wrote notes stating under HPI that patient had metastic pancreatic cancer. Then under the assessment, physician just wrote pancreatic cancer. So which one should I go by? Under the condition: 1. no way I can ask the physician. 2. physician was the patient's PCP not his...
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    hypertension with atrial flutter

    Yes, I agree! Thanks
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    hypertension with atrial flutter

    Thanks! I agree!
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    what is the appropriate icd 9 code

    Atypical squmanous proliferation consistent with invasive well-defferentiated squamous cell carcinoma, associated with scar, present at margin. Should I code it as 198.2 or 173.60? Please advise.
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    hypertension with atrial flutter - icd please

    Therefore, when physician just stated hypertension with atrial flutter did not qualify for the casual relationship as word "due to" or "associates to" not use.
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    hypertension with atrial flutter - icd please

    should I code it as 427.32 401.9 or should it be coded as 427.32 402.90 Please advise
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    DX for sinoatrial node dysfunction w/pacemaker

    Patient had sinoatrial node dysfunction (427.81). Pacemaker was in place. Now, do we still code 427.81 for his disease after the pacemaker was placed? Or should we code it as history? Please advise.
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    DX for sinoatrial node dysfunction w/pacemaker

    Patient had sinoatrial node dysfunction (427.81). Pacemaker was in place. Now, do we still code 427.81 for his disease after the pacemaker was placed? Or should we code it as history? Please advise.
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    hypertension with atrial flutter

    Need help here!! How do you code it?? Please advise.
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