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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    atlanta GA

    Default Need ICD coding help.

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    Hi Everyone,
    I need help in ICD coding for below given findings of Echocardiography.

    "Moderately elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure."

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    Default 793.2

    I would go with 793.2 for that findings

  3. #3

    Default 401.1 or 796.2

    (disclaimer) I'm dumb and haven't passed my cpc yet .

    and I totally overlooked the
    findings of Echocardiography.
    Last edited by Nawesemo; 11-20-2009 at 12:57 PM. Reason: becuase I'm stoooooooopid :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuteyr View Post
    I would go with 793.2 for that findings
    boss lady say's this is right.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Daytona Beach FL


    if you are just going to code the findings of the test you would use the 793.2; however if you were to make a diagnosis you would code the diagnosis instead of the abnormal results. by documenting and coding a definitive diagnosis it would benefit both you and the patient. another code you could use would be 796.2 elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension.

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