*Coding Temperatures

lhooper69

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Good Afternoon,

I need a little assistance I am trying to code a chart for a 12-year old who was seen for vomiting with a temperature of 102.2 with tenderness in the left lower abdomen. The mother is told to take the child to ER for possible appendicitis. I know we code for the signs and symptoms but do you code for the child's actual temperature?


Thanks.
 

CodingKing

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There is no code for the actual temperature. R50.9 for Fever NOS aka Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
 

maddismom

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Good Afternoon,

I need a little assistance I am trying to code a chart for a 12-year old who was seen for vomiting with a temperature of 102.2 with tenderness in the left lower abdomen. The mother is told to take the child to ER for possible appendicitis. I know we code for the signs and symptoms but do you code for the child's actual temperature?


Thanks.
Did the provider use the word fever?
 
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