abnormal tsh

kimb

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i am having trouble finding a dx code for abnormal tsh. help please.

i looked under abnormal and under findings.
 

lphillips

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Under abnormal it states for "test results without manifest disease - see Findings, abnormal". Looks like 794.5 or 796.4. Sorry, not that much help.
 

mkj2486

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I have been using 790.99. 794.5 or 794.6 is for abnormal function study. If the test result came from blood I would use 790.99.
 

tammyboyer

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ABNORMAL tsh

dx CODE IS 790.6. TSH is considered a blood chemistry (CPT 84443); therefore code 790.6 "abnormal blood chemistry, other.......would be appropriate.
 

lajames

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if a patient has an abnormal tsh, I think you can code hypothyriod or hyperthyroid depending the result.
 

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if a patient has an abnormal tsh, I think you can code hypothyriod or hyperthyroid depending the result.
No you cannot. Only the provider may diagnose based on the lab results. As a coder you are not qualified to determine the diagnosis based on an Abnormal lab.
 

sguzman1

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No you cannot. Only the provider may diagnose based on the lab results. As a coder you are not qualified to determine the diagnosis based on an Abnormal lab.
My doctor just use the up arrow with tsh next to it, LOL but i wish my doctor would just state a dx instead of arrows and signs. Anyways thank you, that was very helpful to me, i know we cannot dx based on lab results, i wish they would either state hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism LOL, ill use the 794.5 :)
 
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