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    Default Deconditioning

    Does anyone know the ICD9 for "deconditioning"?

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    Hmmm...sorta broad term.

    Maybe 799.3 Debility=Abnormal bodily weakness or feebleness; decay of strength

    Or depending on the documentation...728.2

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    Default Thank You

    Thanks so much Rebecca. The dx just says deconditioning...threw me for a loop.

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    My internal medicine doctors that visit strictly nursing home patients use the term " deconditioning" and they okayed the code 783.7 Failure to thrive, adult.

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    Default deconditioning

    Our internists use this also, but they want us to code 780.79. Sounds like everyone has their own idea of what this is. So, I looked up the definition:

    de·con·di·tioned, de·con·di·tion·ing, de·con·di·tions

    v. tr.

    1. Psychology To cause (a conditioned response, such as a phobia) to become extinct.
    2. To cause to decline from a condition of physical fitness, as through a prolonged period of inactivity or, in astronauts, through weightlessness in space.
    v. intr.
    To lose physical fitness.

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    Thumbs up Deconditioning

    We have always used the 799.3 and 728.2 in the past. I agree with rebeccawoodward. It does depend on your documentation.

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