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colonic inertia code

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    Default colonic inertia code
    Medical Coding Books
    Please help..I'm unsure of how to code "colonic inertia"..not under inertia in ICD-9 book..not under dysmotility either..any suggestiions? Thanks

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    colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.

    My suggestion is 564.89 or 564.9

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    564.89 would be more apt than 564.9.
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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