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postprocedural fever?

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    Patient s/p Nephrectomy 2 wks and now admitted for fever...workup showed no infections and final diagnosis is fever....can i use 780.62 (postprocedural fever) thanks

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    I would probably use 780.60 if I thought it would be covered. Is this for an office visit or diagnostic exam? The post procedural code seems like a stretch since it has been two weeks.

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    thanks....this was an inpatient visit

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