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code for LUPUS

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    Default code for LUPUS
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    goodmorning everyone

    Can I use V19.4 family history of LUPUS

    Thankl you

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    Please give a little detail for the visit.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

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    I would use 710.0 if the patient has lupus, If the patient has a family history I would use v17.8.
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

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    V17.8 is an incomplete code, so the only options there are Family History of V17.81 Osteoporosis and V17.89 Other musculoskeletal diseases, so I would use the latter, V17.89.
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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    Correction made v17.81
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC,CPB,CPMA,CPC-I

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivonneatanacio View Post
    Correction made v17.81
    V17.81 is Family History of Osteoporosis...
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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    I thought Lupus is the skin disorder

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumeena View Post
    I thought Lupus is the skin disorder
    Lupus affects more than just the skin, it is a connective tissue disease. Also, once systemic (SLE), it affects joints, nerves, muscle etc.

    Either way, I like V17.89 for family history, but would probably sequence a code for the symptoms (reason for visit, if available) first.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    we never billed any history codes previously. Now we started to code all history codes (Personal and family) for primary care physicians. In the chart doctor wrote family history "mom had LUPUS".

    P.S I am looking for code Personal history Rheumatic fever

    thank you

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