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    Thoughts on a diagnosis code for "opacity" found on chest xray? reason for exam was "fever" thanks

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    I would code the fever 780.60 as primary, & 793.1 abn cxr as secondary. There isn't a code for "opacity" lung.

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    Thoughts on a diagnosis code for "opacity" found on chest xray? reason for exam was "fever" thanks
    I would code the 793.1 as it is an "abnormal" finding and is usually a precursor to other conditions.

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