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    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone have a diagnosis for cryptic tonsils? I'm not sure which one I should be using. Would it be appropriate to use the dx for acute tonsillitis/chronic tonsillitis? I'm in a pickle!


  2. #2
    Duluth, Minnesota
    I'd use 474.00
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Albany, New York
    Tonsils are cryptic by nature.
    Is there a Pathology report available?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  4. #4
    I use 474.8 and had no problem.

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