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    how would lip pain be coded? Thanks for your help!

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    If the main reason for them to be coming into the ER is because of lip pain then I would use 780.96 generalized pain. But if it isn't the reason they want or need to be seen unless the phyisician is going to be treating the lip pain I would not even bother coding it. But if it is the Chief Complaint on why they are coming to the ED I would need to read more of the HPI to see what else is going on.
    Kimberely K. Graham, CPC, CPC-H

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    528.5 is for cheliodynia - pain of lip.

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