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    Fort Smith, AR

    Default Chest x-ray

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    I need a bit of help. Patient came in for a shoulder x-ray and they found an abnormality in the lung area. They then did a lung x-ray due to the abnormal finding. What ICD-9 Code would I use?

    I am looking at 793.1 and also 793.7. I think I have thought about this too long and I have totally confused myself with different rationales.

    Thank you
    Rachel Nelson, RHIA, CPC-A

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    I would code 793.1.
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    Fort Smith, AR


    Thanks that is also what I decided to go with.
    Rachel Nelson, RHIA, CPC-A

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    Yes, May be I used that one, but When this situation happened in the office, we can use the interpretation to code the icd-9.
    I preffer to discuss with the Rad

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