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    This question was put to me today by a coder with more experience then I have so it made me second guess my answer I am hoping someone out there will be able to help out with an answer.
    this is related to ICD-9 codes
    Doctor writes confusion is the correct code 298.9

    or is it 780.97 or maybe neither
    Does anyone have the answer and please explain?

    Thanks everyone this is my first time using the forum

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    North Carolina

    I think I would go with 780.97 rather than 298.9. However, have you looked at 293.0?...confusional state

  3. #3
    Greeley, Colorado
    I agree with Rebecca. Unless you know this is a true "Mental Disorder", I would be hesitant to code from this section.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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