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    Cool DX code for Vaginal Odor ???

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    Why are the simple ones just not that simple? What code would you use for Vaginal Odor? Doc did a UA for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcoder View Post
    Why are the simple ones just not that simple? What code would you use for Vaginal Odor? Doc did a UA for this.
    Did the patient have any discharge? What did he use for the DX?
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    If that's all that is documented I would code 623.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by scicchitanoa View Post
    If that's all that is documented I would code 623.8
    If the patient is not having a discharge, then the correct code would be 625.8. That is for OTHER specified symptoms associated with female genital organs.
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    I would use vaginitis 616.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtemplet View Post
    I would use vaginitis 616.10
    Vaginitis should only be used if there is irritation or inflammation (-itis means inflamation).

    The exact definition is:
    1.) Inflammation of the vagina; it is marked by pain and by a purulent discharge. Called also Copitis. 2.) Inflammation of a sheath.

    Therefore, if the patient is not experiencing discharge or irritation and/or pain, you should not use 616.10.
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    I would go with 625.8 also.
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