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    Question Dx Inability to feed

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    Having trouble finding dx code for inability to feed, any ideas?

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    baby having difficult "latching"?
    mother without sufficient milk or other issues that are causing problems with feeding?
    elderly patient, unable to eat?
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    783.3 is a nice, general "junk" code for this sort of thing. However, it'd be great to get a better idea of exactly what sort of "inability" we're talking about and the patient age bracket.

    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Apr 2007


    779.3 feeding problems in newborn
    or is it due to dysphagia
    or is it causing failure to thrive

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    Patient on vent and unable to feed, 54 yr old female.

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