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    Goodmorning everyone. TGIF

    Primary care doctor writes his assessment plan anemia along with other diagnosis and refer the patient to hematology. Is it OK to add anemia in ICD 9 coding.He didn't mention on HPI or anyother place in the chart.

    Thank you

  2. #2
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    Default How does he know patient is anemic?
    How does he know patient is anemic? Are there labs noted?

    Unless someone is using an EHR and dragging old material over, I usually take Dx from the assessment/plan area (might be called impression).

    Would help to see the actual note.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Yes Tessa we are using Electronic chart. I think I am Ok to code anemia.

    Thank you & Have a Nice weekend

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