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    Default Diagnosis Code for Neuro MD

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    I'm coding for a Neurologist who treat stroke patients.

    When is it appropriate to code 781.99 vs. 729.89? What kind of verbiage should I look for?

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    Last edited by geugene; 03-27-2009 at 03:39 PM. Reason: missing word "code"

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    Here's how I associate it...

    Abarognosis: loss of the ability to detect the weight of an object held in the hand or to tell the difference in weight between two objects = 781.99

    Intracranial pressure=781.99

    Cheiromegaly: an abnormal condition characterized by excessively large hands=729.89

    Rheumatic nodule=729.89

    Seems like 781.99 leans more towards nervous system issues

    What do you think?

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