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Follow up question

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    Default Follow up question
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    Patient has a surgery ex. total shoulder done comes in for 1 year check up doing great has xrays done no pain not sure what dx to use besides V54.81
    Any input would be great

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    Look at V67.xx?

  3. #3
    Columbia, MO
    Yes I would go with V67.xx for followup as opposed to aftercare. Aftercare implies that the is still something being done like dressing changes, while followup is a serveillance of the patient. This sounds like what you have.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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