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76885 (us exam infant hips) on a 7 month old

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    Default 76885 (us exam infant hips) on a 7 month old
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    Does anyone know what the appropriate diagnosis code would be for a 7 month old who had a US exam of her hips? The surgeon has used 763.0, but the insurance company is refusing to pay stating Dx inconsistent with patient age. Thanks.

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    That denial is true since it is no longer considered a newborn...Did you call the physician for signs or symptoms?

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    This exam is usually done to look for hip dysplasia in infants. Look at V82.3 to see if this code applies to your situation. I hope that this helps you a little.

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    Thank you. Apparently the doctor was "ruling out" hip dysplasia in this 7 month old following a breech birth. Looks like we will have to go with symptoms?

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    In most of the exams that I have coded for this, there is usually a hip click, and sometimes a leg length discrepancy. Good luck!

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    The doctor wrote "no click" on the documentation. I have put in a request for signs and/or symptoms for this exam. Can't wait to find out what the reason was.

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    Hip pain. Thanks everyone!

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