Coding Depression unspecified with suicidal ideation

timbischoff

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Ok this one is driving me crazy. I know there is something about this one and cant locate a coding clinic on it.

Coding Depression unspecified with suicidal ideation

311 with V62.84 is just not seeming right to me. Is this consider a Dysthmic depression such as 300.4 with V62.84

Any input is appreciated at the moment

Thanks
 

tefranklin57

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You can only code what is documented, either quiz the provider and have the medical record amend, or code 311 & V62.84.
 

KellRey

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Dysthymia is a mild chronic depression, so unless the provider documented it as such, I would just code the 311 and V62.84. :)
 
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