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Renal US.....? correct dx code

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    Default Renal US.....? correct dx code
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    Order states 599.0, indication on report states epididymitis. Report impression is normal. Would you use 599.0 or 604.90????

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    I would check the chart/paperwork for more information or send it back for clarification if the chart isn't available to you. It has been my experience that diagnosis codes dictated without a description are not always correct.
    Thanks, Jill

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    Hi,

    My suggestion on this is, if the record state "uti" we can go with 599.0 as a primary dx and followed by 604.90, or if they just say 599.0 that is the code has been dictated then we want to get clarified.
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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