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Help! 299.0x - Not a PDx?

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    Can someone tell me if code 299.0x cannot be used as a principal dx anymore? Doctor wrote Autism d/o as the principal....
    Jessica Martinez, CCS, CPC

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    In the ICD9 (2009) book 299.0X id a CC there is no note that stats this cannot not be use as a PDX
    I would use as a PDX in warranted
    Robin Ingalls-Fitzgerald CCS, CPC, FCS, CEMC, CEDC

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    Thanks. That's what I noticed but other coder told me this information and I wasn't sure.
    Jessica Martinez, CCS, CPC

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    It's possible that she meant it isn't payable as a PDX...???

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