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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Default Help with DX code

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    I am not sure what diagnosis code to use with this scenario. A patient went in for a pre-employment physical and was told by those physicians that he had a hernia. He disagreed with this and was told that he would need to go to a surgeon for a second opinion. We saw the patient and found there was no hernia. He had no symptoms at all. What diagnosis code would I use for this?

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Houma, La.


    You could use V71.8 Observation & Evaluation for other specified suspected conditions. It is used as 1st diagnosis only. I hope this helps.

    Sally Thibodeaux CCS,CPC,LPN
    Houma,La. Chapter

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