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NJcoder

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If a patient has necrotic tissue and gangrene of finger would it be coded to gangrene? Code 785.4? Is there a separate code for necrotic finger? thank you!
 

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If a patient has necrotic tissue and gangrene of finger would it be coded to gangrene? Code 785.4? Is there a separate code for necrotic finger? thank you!
Necrotic tissue is a sign/symptom of gangrene, so you would only code the gangrene. Hope this helps!
 
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