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    Does anyone know if there are guidelines saying when you should and shouldn't code 487. Do you have to have a positive test for influenza before you use the 487 code. If so then do you just code the symptoms?

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    Good day. Per the ICD-9 guidelines, interpretation of test results by coders are prohibited. The provider should render the definitive dx to assign the 487 code. Default to the presenting signs and symptoms. Hope this helps.

    Jana Gatton
    DOD Coder

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