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How many dx codes per claim?


True Blue
Columbia, MO
Best answers
You may list a maximum of 12. There are some instances such as trauma where you do need more than 4. Also pregnancy complications and sometimes diabetic complications. I regularly use 5 to 6 diagnosis codes for the ER.