Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Help with "rule out" ICD 9 codes

  1. Default Help with "rule out" ICD 9 codes
    Medical Coding Books
    My Dr diag is "rule out CVA" Anyone have an icd9 suggestion for that?

    Thank you !

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    You may not code rule out unless you are working for the inpatient facility. You must code the symptoms documented.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

  4. Default
    Physician is seeing patient "in patient" at the hospital. He is a contracted physician and needs to bill for professional services. Hopsital will bill for facility services. Are you saying that unless it is the hospital billing out the charges than it cannot be done? He is seeing the patient under a 99232 so if the above is what I understand, I should code the symptoms the patient is experiencing... correct??? Thanks so much!

  5. #5
    Columbia, MO
    yes you are correct the facility coder may code rule out as if it exists nowever the physician coder may not so you will code the symptoms.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  6. Default
    Hello, I agree with the previous responses. I am a Physician Coder and rule outs are not coded, you must code symptoms documented.

  7. #7
    International Member
    Agreed with above posts.

    Just go thro' the symptoms mentioned. I think, these are weakness, slurred speech etc.

    hope this helps.

  8. Thumbs up
    Very helpful

  9. Default rule out
    If the signs and symptoms are "rule out hydronephrosis" and the findings are for ascites, can I code the ascite or would I need to get the actual signs/symptoms?

  10. #10
    Columbia, MO
    code the finding

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Dx "rule out cardio-embolic source"?
    By kshell73 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-03-2011, 11:29 AM
  2. Dx "codes" vs. "written" Dx's in notes
    By nolagirl in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-10-2010, 05:47 AM
  3. Trying to code "interstitial prominence" and "peribronchial thickening" using 2007
    By vazquecj in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2010, 07:39 PM
  4. "History of" and "Versus" codes
    By mollie77 in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-25-2010, 04:18 PM

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?


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.