Need help

Messages
1
Location
Wht Sphr Spgs, WV
Best answers
0
Can someone explain this answer to me....question is : patient presents to Dr office with cough, headache, and congestion. What ICD-10-CM code do you use?
A. J98.8
B. R05, R09.89, R51
C. J02.9
D. R05, R09.89, R51, J98.8

I answered A they told me wrong and answer is C. Can anyone explain? Thanks
 
Last edited:

mitchellde

True Blue
Messages
13,537
Location
Columbia, MO
Best answers
2
The correct answer is B. If all you are given is symptoms, then that is all you can code. The coder is not allowed to determine the diagnosis given a symptom set.
 
Top