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Epiploic appendagitis

dyerjean

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I am coding an ED Chart and this is the final diagnosis. The only ICD-9 code I can come up with is noninfectious gastroenteritis but that doesn't really fit the definition I found in the dictionary and on the web (epiploicappendagitis.com).

Thanks!!

Jean
 

koatsj

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I would go with 569.89 as there really is no specific code for this. 751.5 would work if it was stated it was a congenital anomaly. Hope this helps you :)
 

dyerjean

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Yes, it does help. Once I found the definition I tried to code for a colon disorder, never even thinking of trying intestine disorder. Thank you!

:)
 
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