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    New Orleans, LA

    Default V72.6

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    How often is anyone using this dx when a biopsy turns up normal? So you don't have to look it up, it just means Laboratory Exam.

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    I have never used it for AP charges. I always code the signs and/or symptoms if no diagnosis has been established.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    I usually go to the V71 category for a first listed dx and code the symptoms secondary.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Apr 2007
    New Orleans, LA


    Thanks. I've got a cross-walk bood (don't buy it) and it lists V72.6 quite often and I was wondering why. I use this for gross exams of devices and such since the dx is usuall "gross exam only."

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    For gross exams of devices I would recommend using the mechanical complications codes(996.XX). If there was no mechanical complication then code the reason why it was removed.

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