Redness vs Swelling

amylis1

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Hi!

How would i code redness of leg? I was thinking swelling.. just want to get any one
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BEARDOG

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you might also look at 695.9 if the dictation does not support any thing more specific.
 

mitchellde

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yes 695.9 is code for any of the following:
*widespread involvement of the skin by a scaly, erythematous dermatitis occurring either as a secondary or reactive process to an underlying cutaneous disorder (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.), or as a primary or idiopathic disease; often associated with the loss of hair and nails, hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, and pruritus.
*redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries; condition may result from a variety of causes.
*Redness of the skin.
Short description: Erythematous cond NOS.
 
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