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What is the proper way to code dehyration in pregancy, no nausea/vomiting

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    We have been discussing amongst ourselves the proper way to code dehydration in a antepartum pregnancy before 22 weeks. We can not agree. Some say to use 643.13, and others say use the complication code of 648.93 and 276.51. I would like to hear comments, and definitive answers if possible. Thanks.

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    I would code the 643.13 because the includes specifically states dehydration

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    What about the fact that there is no vomiting involved, how could you support using that code?

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    I agree with the 643.13. The dehydration supports the code! Don't need any other justification.

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