Post-op diagnoses

coderknitter

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Good morning,
I have a question regarding post-op diagnoses. Should the diagnosis be changed on the visit after surgery to a Z code? We have been using the same diagnosis for the surgery and the post-op visit but it has just been brought to my attention that is incorrect and the post-op dx code should be a Z code. Thank you for your help.
 

mitchellde

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Yes you use a Z code for aftercare or followup except for injuries. If the condition does dot exist at this encounter, then you do not code it.
 
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