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    Smile order selection of diagnosis codes

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    Senior moment- If a pt has a history of GERD and has an EGD which finds erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia-Which diagnosis is primary,secondary and tertiary?


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    Apr 2007
    Boardman, Ohio


    Hi, you would code what was found first, then you can add GERD as the 3rd diagnosis codes., i come across this alot and always hard to determine which is the primary code, but you have to code what is found
    Julie S., CPC
    Anesthesia Coder
    Education Officer, Cleveland Area Chapter 2016
    Email: medcoder05@gmail.com

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