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patient does not meet age requirement

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    I have a 5 year old patient with non congenital arteriosclerosis of the renal artery. I70.1 would be the applicable dx however there is an age restriction of 15-on..
    No other dx qualifies. Age restrictions mandatory or a typical instruction, that this dx could be used if there is not other dx.
    Any assistance would be great.
    thank you

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    Sometimes we can only use a code that is "close enough".

    In this case I would consider I77.89 "other specified disorder of arteries and arterioles" since there is no age restriction on this code
    Carol Gaston CPC CRC CPCO

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    Thank you

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