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    HI,

    A patient is currently pregnant but comes to the ED complaining of back pain. I understand the pregnancy diagnosis is first but what is correct--648.93 or 646.83? then 724.2

    Thanks.

    Christine Jolitz, CPC, CEMC

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    We always code the 648.93 for the low back pain plus the 724.2

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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