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    Greetings!! I have a patient with chief complaint: Fever, myalgias, cough, runny nose assessed viral illnes should i go with 079.99??? Any sugestion?
    Mildred Nieves, CPC

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    If in the assessment, the provider says it is a viral illness, I'd use 079.99 for the diagnosis instead of all the complaints.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow
    National Advisory Board Member 2018-2021, Region 6 Great Lakes
    Minneapolis AAPC Chapter, Education Officer 2018
    AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10 Trainer

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    Thanks I agree with you.
    Mildred Nieves, CPC

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