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colonic inertia icd-9 code

  1. #1
    Default colonic inertia icd-9 code
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    anyone know what icd-9 code would be used for "colonic inertia"? Please help.

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    See if 564.7 works for you

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    Default sorry that's not good
    No, that code says "megacolon", which is not what this is..thanks anyway
    anyone else have an idea?

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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
    Last edited by coderguy1939; 11-09-2009 at 03:08 PM.

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    Default Yes, thanks for your speedy reply
    Thanks, I think that is what I need.

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    Vancouver Washington
    The code for colonic inertia is actually 564.01 (slow transit constipation: also called colonic inertia)
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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