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Psoriatic arthritis 696.0

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    I have a patient with an assessment that states:
    Psoriasis
    Allergic Rhinitis
    Psoriatic Arthritis

    My MD thinks the Psoriatic Arthritis and the Psoriasis is coded separately, however, after reviewing the icd-9 manual, I think that 696.0 alone should be used for the psoriasis and the psoriatic arthritis and and then 477.9 for the allergic rhinitis. So, only two codes to report the three statements in the assessment. Any thoughts?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    I was trained that you code every diagnosis. That being said I would use
    696.0 696.1 477.9

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    696.1
    477.9
    696.0
    respectively
    hope this helps

    Quote Originally Posted by heatherwinters View Post
    I have a patient with an assessment that states:
    Psoriasis
    Allergic Rhinitis
    Psoriatic Arthritis

    My MD thinks the Psoriatic Arthritis and the Psoriasis is coded separately, however, after reviewing the icd-9 manual, I think that 696.0 alone should be used for the psoriasis and the psoriatic arthritis and and then 477.9 for the allergic rhinitis. So, only two codes to report the three statements in the assessment. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by racheleporter; 01-21-2010 at 12:14 PM. Reason: addition
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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