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ICD-9 for hyperdefecation

  1. Unhappy ICD-9 for hyperdefecation
    Medical Coding Books
    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.

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    Would Hyperactive Bowel work? 564.9
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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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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