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Help with a ICD-9 Code

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    I need a diagnosis code for an Elevated BUN

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    What is the Creatinine level? You can code Abnormal Blood findings, 790.6 or you can code 586, Renal Failure, unspecified. It depends on what conclusion the doctor came to. If he wants to do further testing or what. I hope I helped....

    Chastity Cecil, CPC
    Asst. Physician Practice Manger
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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    i wouldn't code the renal failure since you are looking at a machine printout and a physician has not diagnosed renal failure. Better to use the abnormal lab finding instead. Or use the diagnosis the physician used to request the test.

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    I agree!
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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    Thank you!

  6. Default PrasadKollati
    Agree with 790.6

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