Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: coding "S/p..." in ICD- 9

  1. #1

    Question coding "S/p..." in ICD- 9

    I need some help in coding S/P for ICD-9. For example if the diagnosis has "S/P....." but is not listed in the alphabetic index, how do we code that Dx?
    For example: S/p radiation; S/p fracture (hip).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    S/P I am assuming meaning status post. So for a status post hip fx, I am assuming then a V54.x code for healing fx as for s/p radiation, if the patient is still undergoing chemo tx then it is the active cancer code if not and there is no evidence of disease then it is a V67 for follow up. There is is no one answer here, it just depends on the reason for the encounter.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3


    In some cases you might be able to use a history code.

  4. #4


    thanks ladies

Similar Threads

  1. """Looking for on Remote coding Possition""".
    By in forum Resume Postings
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-15-2014, 11:13 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 02:37 PM
  3. ICD 9 CM, coding "complicated" wound
    By rlnewman in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-26-2011, 12:32 PM
  4. "S/P" (status post) in ICD-9 Coding
    By gaponte in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 11:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts