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Can severe constricting chest pain not otherwise specified in a patient with known heart disease can be coded as angina if not ruled out as non-cardiac chest pain?

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We always code it as 786.50 (chest pain) unless it is diagnosed as angina 411.1. Because it is still a sign/symptom.

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I would definately code chest pain 786.50. If the patient is not diagnose with angina. I always code what is documented.
 
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