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    Sequencing. Help! actually just HELP!!!

    I had a bill kicked back from Aetna for dx codes. I have PSC as my primary and the doc wanted this attached with liver transplant recipient, as well as UC and jaundice. I only have 4 dx available to me with the current system. I keep finding that I want to code T86.49- other complication of...
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    lap enucleation of liver cyst

    Dr. performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic enucleation of a small liver cyst. I have 47562 of the lap cholecystectomy. How would you code for the cyst enucleation? This is what the op note states " The gallbladder was identified, retracted superiorly. There also was a cyst...
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    End stage liver disease

    Would you code cirrhosis and end stage liver disease as two separate codes? Or is cirrhosis included in end stage liver disease?
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    hepatic encephalopathy with alcoholic cirrhosis with ascites - I'm a physician coder

    I'm a physician coder and I'm having difficulties deciding whether to codes these conditions together. From what I understand, hepatic encephalopathy is a condition caused by failure of the liver, so the Dx of hepatic encephalopathy requires the presence of impaired liver function (alcoholic...
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    hepatic encephalopathy with alcoholic cirrhosis with ascites

    I'm a physician coder and I'm having difficulties deciding whether to codes these conditions together. From what I understand, hepatic encephalopathy is a condition caused by failure of the liver, so the Dx of hepatic encephalopathy requires the presence of impaired liver function (alcoholic...
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    Wiki Abnormal Liver Function Tests

    :)I work in a Family Practice where we post charges for patients with abnormal blood liver function tests usually after being on cholestrol meds or alcohol. We are caught up on two different codes: 794.8 and 790.5. We were told to use 794.8. What does everyone think?? Thanks for any input!!:)
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