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glazinchik

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I am a coder in a laboratory. Is it compliant to put the appropriate icd9 code, when the doctor only wrote in personal history or family history, but did not
check off the icd9 code. I have been putting in the appropriate ones to bill.
 

Walker22

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No, that is not appropriate. Only the doctor that treated the patient can assign a diagnosis code. You will have to send those back to the doctor for coding.
 
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