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Bright Red stool, eating beets

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Red face Bright Red stool, eating beets
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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.:

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    I'd probably go with 792.1......abnormal stool color
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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

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    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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