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flank pain - when a pt has the dx

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    Default flank pain - when a pt has the dx
    Medical Coding Books
    when a pt has the dx of flank pain is dx 789.00 or 789.09 used?


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    Default Flank Pain
    Flank pain needed to be coded as 789.09
    Thank you,
    Meera Mohanakrishnan, MSc, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CRC (Risk Adjustment), CCS (AHIMA) ,CPC- I (AAPC Approved Instructor) , Certified ICD 10 Consultant, PAHM |
    Director Medical Coding Operations and Training

  3. Smile Flank Pain
    Flank Pain by definition as per Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia is as follows, "Refers to pain in one side of the body between the upper abdomen and the back." Therefore, you should query the physician to find out if the pain was in the Left Upper Quadrant or the Right Upper Quadrant.

    Dx: 789.0?

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