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    Default Cad, nos

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    Clinician documents in assessment just CAD. Earlier in note talks about stents in RCA.

    Would you assign code 414.01. I see in the icd-9 expert edition under this code it has "TIP: ASSIGN FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CAD NOS IN A PATIENT WITH NO HISTORY OF CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS PROCEDURE".

    The clinician has circled 414.9 on the back of the bill.

    Thank you for your input.

    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Greeley, Colorado


    I would use 414.01 and educate the provider not to use NOS codes whenever possible. It's laziness on their part.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Default Thank You

    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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