Appendicitis-Dx code

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Kindly clarify whether we can use Dx code-541 for diagnosis, appendicitis as in ICD-9-CM, Dx code 541 states appendictis, unqualified. If so, kindly clarify on the alternate code to be used for diagnosis description, appendicitis
 

terribrown

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If the record does not indicate any details as to the type of appendicitis, then you must use the default code of 541.
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
If the documentation does not indicate any specified type of appendicitis, then you can take the default code...541.

Regards,
Nalini CPC
 
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