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coding 272.4

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    Default coding 272.4
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    If a patient has any of the two codes between 272.0-272.3 would you code 272.4 since it says in the ICD-9 under the code Combined hyperlipidemia instead of the two codes? I might be reading it wrong but I have never come across this and I have started a new job where these codes are coming up a lot and would love to hear what others are doing.

    Jessica Harrell, CPC

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    I agree with you to code 272.4 for combined when 272.0-272.3 are documented. It is nice when physician can state mixed hyperlipidemia.

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