Dx Is Cvat

sandy209

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Need help with ICD-9 code for CVAT (costovertebral angle tenderness). Alpha index only lists abdominal (gen/localized), rebound and skin. thanks!
 

mkj2486

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253.0 is for Acromegaly and Giantism, I don't think that is right. I'd be more inclined to go with a code for pain, rib, 786.50 or 719.48 if this would be considered a joint area. That's just my opinion, any other thoughts?
 

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253.0 is for Acromegaly and Giantism, I don't think that is right. I'd be more inclined to go with a code for pain, rib, 786.50 or 719.48 if this would be considered a joint area. That's just my opinion, any other thoughts?

I agree. I don't know why anyone would code this as Acromegaly and Giantism if its just tenderness of CVA?
 
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mjb5019

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Cvat

Are we thinking correctly- isnt CVAT discomfort when palpating over the kidney?
 

NanaT

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In discussing this with my supervisor we have coded it as 729.1,724.5,788.41, since there is no definitive code description that covers the true description of CVAT.
 
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