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cow milk intolerance - how do you code?

  1. #1
    Charlottesville, VA
    Question cow milk intolerance - how do you code?
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    How do you code "cow milk intolerance" in a newborn?


  2. #2
    I would probably go with 579.8

  3. #3
    St.Petersburg, Fl
    I would go with 271.3, intolerance or malabsorption (congential) of lactose.
    Alecia Peck CPC

  4. #4
    North Carolina
    I tend to lean with apeck....

    271.3= "These deficiencies are a category of digestive problems in which the enzyme needed to properly digest a type of sugar called disaccharide is not produced in sufficient amounts, resulting in an inability to absorb it. This disorder may present as lactose intolerance, which causes abdominal bloating and cramping, excessive gas, nausea, and diarrhea when milk products are consumed."

  5. #5
    Charlottesville, VA
    Thank you all for your responses!!!!!

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