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    Default Need DX Code for Rehab.

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    What code would you assign for an inpatient/rehab consult that has "disregard for own safety,impulsive, safety awareness problem, non-compliance with instructions". No mention of ataxia or balance issues and the pt can walk 300 ft. ??? Thank you.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    V15.81 - noncompliance with medical treatment
    Evangelina Frohna, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks, but this code is a secondary dx only. What would I use as primary?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Louisville, KY


    V57.89. The V15.81 would be reported as additional. Regardless of "why" the rehab takes place, your Rehab ICD-9- code has to be applied.

    Hope this helps, Dawson.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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