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Quick icd 9 question

  1. Question Quick icd 9 question
    Medical Coding Books
    History of colonic polyps, new colon polyp found. Would you code it as 211.3 and V12.72? or drop V12.72 and just use 211.3............

    Thanks you !
    Kelly Sumansky, MA, CPC-H, CMC

  2. #2
    You would use both, under the guidlines it does state A history of an illness ,even if no longer present ,"is important information that may alter the type of treatment ordered."

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    You would use both, with 211.3 as the primary diagnosis and V12.72 as the secondary.

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    well thank you both! I have people telling me to drop it and people telling me to use it. I feel more comfortable using the history code. So I will stick with that. Thank you both again.
    Kelly Sumansky, MA, CPC-H, CMC

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    If it is a Medicare patient, V12.72 would be the primary/principal DX followed by 211.3.

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