Question ICD 10 Coding Question

kajalgaonkar16

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Carotid artery disease is also called as carotid artery stenosis. The most appropriate code for Carotid artery disease would be I65.29
 

thomas7331

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I65.29 is for "Occlusion and stenosis of unspecified carotid artery" . without documentation of occlusion and stenosis in the progress note, how can we go for this code.
I agree with you on this. Strictly speaking, Technically, I77.9 would be most correct if the specific nature of the disease of the arteries is not specified. However, in my experience, the term 'carotid artery disease' is usually interpreted to mean the same thing as 'carotid arteriosclerosis', which also codes to I65.29 with or without documentation of occlusion/stenosis. You may wish to discuss this with your providers to get clarification about what they are documenting.
 
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I77.9 - Disorder of arteries and arterioles, unspecified can be used - for conditions like Disorder of carotid artery also. there is no direct code .
This is the next better option.
 
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