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    When coding the ICD-9 for a patient who has had a previous back fusion, would you use the code V45.4 arthrodesis or V45.89. When I read the definition for V45.4 it defines joint so I don't know if that is the correct one.
    Last edited by Nancy Thomsen; 09-01-2009 at 09:38 AM. Reason: V45.4 came up as symbols

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    I audited a visit like this just a few days ago. I would personally go with the V54.4
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~

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