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    Question dx code for outpt ct/mri
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    Dr sends a patient over for scans.....
    Admitting DX: Stroke
    pt has the studies and does not have a stroke
    What would I use for Diagnosis code?

    Thank you......

  2. Smile code symptoms if no dx is made
    I would code the patient symptoms that the doctor documented that led him to order the tests. Most carriers have specific requirements (symptoms or dx) to justify and reimburse for the tests so be sure to check this first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmarkow View Post
    Dr sends a patient over for scans.....
    Admitting DX: Stroke
    pt has the studies and does not have a stroke
    What would I use for Diagnosis code?

    Thank you......
    Is it possible that the patient had a stroke and this is a study to look at residual effects? I think you need information from the physician office.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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