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Code pt complaint or DX by doctor?

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    Pt came in complaining of low back pain yet the DX from the doctor simply states back pain. Code I will use is 724.5 backache, unspecified or should the patients chief complain of low back pain be use 724.2? I believe it is what the doctor diagnosed however I need confirmation. THanks

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    Pt came in complaining of low back pain yet the DX from the doctor simply states back pain. Code I will use is 724.5 backache, unspecified or should the patients chief complain of low back pain be use 724.2? I believe it is what the doctor diagnosed however I need confirmation. THanks
    I would code what the doctor has documented.
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    Thank you, that's exactly what I coded.

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