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Help with ICD-9 code

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    Question Help with ICD-9 code
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    I'm having some trouble finding a CPT code for "decreased left ventricular function"

    Does anyone have suggestions for this? I would really appreciate any ideas or suggestions you might have.

    Thanks!
    Dawn

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    Default Decreased Function
    How was this diagnosed? Based on what?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    It was based on an echo done in our office. The report states ejection fraction is noted to be 40-50%. It also states that the cardiac chamber sizes were within normal limts aside from left ventricular in systolic dimension of 4.5cm.

    Dawn

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    Default Abnormal Echo
    Consult your clinician, if together you cannot come up with a definitive dx, then you can also use 793.2 abnormal echocardiogram.
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Thank you. I appreciate the input, and I will definitely check with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatherwinters View Post
    Consult your clinician, if together you cannot come up with a definitive dx, then you can also use 793.2 abnormal echocardiogram.

    I second.
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    I need the Icd9 code for adnormal echo that CMS will accept

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    Default echo dx
    I am curious ?Wouldn't you post the reason for performing the echo as the primary diagnosis (possibly a payable CMS diagnosis) followed by the secondary dx as abnormal echo?
    Denise Gilrane-Pillow, CPB

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    Why wouldn't you use 794.31 for abnormal ecg/ekg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbuchs View Post
    Why wouldn't you use 794.31 for abnormal ecg/ekg?
    The diagnosis code for abnormal echo is 793.2

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