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  1. #1
    Default history codes
    Medical Coding Books
    when i am coding for example a history of stomache ulcers do I code the history first then the current dx or does the history come second
    any help is appreciated

    Thank you

  2. #2
    The V codes are almost always listed as secondary diagnosis, but it really depends on what service you are billing.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

  3. #3
    Philadelphia, PA
    Smile history codes

    There is a great Table of V Codes and which ones you can place first, second and third, in the beginning of the ICD-9 book, under coding guidelines. This should help you alot. Thanks

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