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History of pulmonary embolism currently on Xarelto

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    Default History of pulmonary embolism currently on Xarelto
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    Patient is coming into a Gastroenterology practice for rectal bleeding.
    The physician orders a colonoscopy but wants clearance prior to the colon because the patient has a history of a pulmonary embolism currently on Xarelto.
    The provider has no other information other than that to provide.
    How would you code the pulmonary embolism?
    Do code a history of or do you code current because the patient is still on medication?

    Looking for insight of how others code because we have two different though processes in our office and we are trying to come to a common ground.

    Thanks is advance.

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    Post History of pulmonary embolism currently on Xarelto
    HI,

    We should code it as history of pulmonary embolism which is Z86.711 and long term use of xarelto should be coded as Z79.01. we cannot code it as current condition because if it is a current condition then the treatment would be directed towards it. hope this helps... happy coding....

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