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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default flank pain

    when a pt has the dx of flank pain is dx 789.00 or 789.09 used?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Flank Pain

    Flank pain needed to be coded as 789.09
    Mira,CPC,CPC-H, CPC-P

  3. #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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