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Foot pain dx..another office disagreement

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    Default Foot pain dx..another office disagreement
    Medical Coding Books
    719.47 or 729.5

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    I use the 719.47

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    Monmouth Ocean
    Funny, I'm doing a "foot pain" chart right now! I'd use 729.5, not 719.47, because you did not mention joint pain...

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    I would also code 729.5 since there is no mention of joint pain.

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    Greeley, Colorado
    I agree with 729.5.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    I agree...729.5. 719's are for joint pain issues.

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    An insert from a CSI roundtable on dx states"

    The central office on ICD-9 cm has instructed that an ordering dx of "pain" 729.5, can be coded as pain of the site being examined.

    x-ray of the foot ordered due to "pain" with no abnormal findings-code as foot pain-719.47.

    This is how we code "pain"

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    Default foot pain

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    3M encoder leads you to 729.5 unless MD states "joint" pain.

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    719.4X - "Pain in joint (i.e. ankle)
    Stick with 729.5

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