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    How would you code ribs protrusion?

    thank you,

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    Rib protrusion is same as rib dislocation and this will be coded with Dx. 839.69 - Closed dislocation other location (Rib).

    Neha Bhatnagar, CPC, CPC-H
    Neha Bhatnagar CPC, CPC-H

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    I would not presume a dislocation if that's not specifically documented.

    Could it be Pectus Carinatum? Or is the patient so thin his/her ribs protrude?

    Need more info to give you an accurate response.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Last edited by FTessaBartels; 02-26-2010 at 10:52 AM.

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