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  1. #1
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    Topeka, KS

    Default Suggestive of . . .

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    What are your views on coding "suggestive of" conditions? We have a pulmonary doc that does a great deal of "suggestive of" dictation basedon PFT (pulmonary fuction tests) and it's usually a general condition, such as obstructive pulmonary defect or disease.

    ICD-9 states to not code "rule out," "suspected," "probable," or "questionable" specifically. "Suggestive of" is not included in this list, but could be considered similar.



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    Apr 2007


    My thought would be that "suggestive of" would translate to "consistant with".
    I would air on the more conservative side and not code "suggestive of".

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I agree with esmith

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    I also agree

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