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    Springfield, Missouri

    Default V58.83 and V58.6X

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    Can these two codes be the only codes assigned to a record for the lab test such as a PT/INR or Lithium Level or do we need to have the code for the reason the patient is on the medication? Thank you.
    Renee W-T

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    we always code the reason secondary - odd, on the Vcode table it says that V58.6x is "add'l dx only" -V58.8x says can be used as 1st or add'l.. however in the Tabular list it states that (6) these V codes are acceptable as preincipal dx and group to DRGs 949-950

    Last edited by dmaec; 11-18-2008 at 04:50 PM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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