ICD-9 for hyperdefecation

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Can anyone help with this?

I am not finding anything under defecation, hyperdef., excessive..
I can use chagne of bowels but the physicians was very specific when
stating hyperdefecation as athe diagnosis.

Any information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Sheila
 

junebug1969

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Just an opinion, but I don't think you can code from the functional disorders section without a more concrete cause. I would query the physician as to whether or not it was actually hyperperistalsis (787.4). If not, I think you have to go with change in bowel habits (787.99).
 
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