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V71.4 mva dx

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    I JUST WANT TO KNOW SINCE DX V71.4 MVA IS LISTED AS PRIMARY DX IN THE TABULAR LIST AT THE BACK OF THE ICD-9, CAN IT BE USED AS SECONDARY?

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

    MSMADDY

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    No it is a first-listed only dx code

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    no it is a first-listed only dx code
    thanks debra.

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    Also, as my 2010 ICD-9 book points out: "Observation codes V29, V71, and V89 are for use in very limited circumstances when a person is being observed for a suspected condition that is ruled out. The observation codes are not for use if an injury or illness or any signs or symptoms related to the suspected condition are present. In such cases the diagnosis/symptom code is used with the corresponding E code to identify any external cause."

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