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Dx Inability to feed

  1. Question Dx Inability to feed
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    Having trouble finding dx code for inability to feed, any ideas?
    Be Blessed!
    Zaida D. McGarry, CPC

  2. #2
    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

  3. #3
    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.


  4. #4
    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.
    Be Blessed!
    Zaida D. McGarry, CPC

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