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    Patient comes in to the clinic because their stool is bright red. Doc finds out that this is due to the patient eating beets. What DX would you use for that? Thanks for your suggestions.:

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I'd probably go with 792.1......abnormal stool color

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    I agree.
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Apr 2007
    New Orleans, LA

    Default This always makes me chuckle

    I've come across it more than once, amazingly, and I used abnormal stool color. It is what's being 'treated.'

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