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    need opinion : how would you code GASTRIC AVM (Areteriovenous Malformation) with a 537.89 or a 448.9???????
    NoRaX

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    Try 537.82 or 537.83

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    Thank you , that dx is definitely more specific!.
    NoRaX

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    try 747.61 Gastrointestinal vessel anomaly

    This is what I usually use and is the code discussed in a conference I went to.
    Last edited by codegirl0422; 03-23-2008 at 12:09 AM.

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    747.61 is a congenital code. Are you assuming it is congenital or was it stated in the documentation? If it isn't documented as congenital, I would lean towards either the 537.82 or 537.83. I would appreciate any feedback.

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    I agree with 537.82 and 537.83.

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    That definitely makes sense to me. Thanks!

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