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    Default diffuse abdominal pain dx help

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    Hello all,

    What is the proper code when the doc states the patient is having diffuse abdominal pain. He does not give a specific area. Which would the proper code for this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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    Smile Diffuse abdominal pain

    Hi Peggy,

    Since your doc does not specify a site, I would go with the unspecified code of 789.00.

    Have a great day!


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    Thanks for the help.

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    Wink Diffuse abdominal pain

    Anytime. It's nice to know we can all network and bounce things off one another!


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    How about 789.07 - generalized abdominal pain?

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