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pt had fever last night, today presenting with fever or 102.6 but no fever. no medications were given. what code can I use for labs ordered? other symptoms?
 

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We are a Family Practice clinic so we have this come up often. Z71.1 Person with feared complaint no diagnosis made
 
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pt had fever last night, today presenting with fever or 102.6 but no fever. no medications were given. what code can I use for labs ordered? other symptoms?
are you saying the patient came in saying that they noted a temp of 102.6 but no fever was noted during encounter? I would still code fever as the symptom/reason for encounter..
 
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