Results 1 to 4 of 4

Gastric Bypass As Diagnosis

  1. Unhappy Gastric Bypass As Diagnosis
    Medical Coding Books
    I Work For Family Practice And I Have Come Across Where Our Dr's
    Are Using " Gastric Bypass " As A Diagnosis For Visit. I Do Think That's Right. Because It Is Only A Procedure. Does Anyone Know
    If It Can Be Used As A Dx. If So, What Is The Diagnosis Code? I Couldn't Find It In Icd-9 Any Where Even Under History.

  2. #2
    Default
    Did the pt already have the gastric bypass, or is the physician recommending it, if the pt already had the procedure the dx code your looking for is located under "status post"...

    codes out to v45.86.





    Quote Originally Posted by madlen View Post
    I Work For Family Practice And I Have Come Across Where Our Dr's
    Are Using " Gastric Bypass " As A Diagnosis For Visit. I Do Think That's Right. Because It Is Only A Procedure. Does Anyone Know
    If It Can Be Used As A Dx. If So, What Is The Diagnosis Code? I Couldn't Find It In Icd-9 Any Where Even Under History.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


    "Remember the greatest gift is not found in the store but in the heart of true friends"

  3. Default
    There are diagnosis codes for postprocedural status

    V45.8- Other postprocedural status:
    V45.86Bariatric surgery status
    Gastric banding status
    Gastric bypass status for obesity
    Obesity surgery status


    I think these are suppose to be secondary dx codes only, please refer to your ICD-9 manual, I do not have mine with me. I found this code on

    http://www.icd9data.com/

    Hope this helps

  4. Smile Thank You
    Quote Originally Posted by rthames052006 View Post
    Did the pt already have the gastric bypass, or is the physician recommending it, if the pt already had the procedure the dx code your looking for is located under "status post"...

    codes out to v45.86.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE! THE PT DID HAVE THE BYPASS IN FEBRUARY.

Similar Threads

  1. Gastric Bypass Surgical Changes DX
    By drakena74 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-28-2015, 01:35 PM
  2. Pre gastric bypass
    By Sandra Fender in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-18-2014, 12:50 PM
  3. Diagnosis hx gastric bypass
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2010, 11:50 AM
  4. Need dx for history gastric bypass
    By MsMaddy in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 06:53 PM
  5. Gastric Bypass
    By rcclary in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-27-2009, 09:06 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
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.