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Digital Rectal Exam - What ICD-9

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    What ICD-9 would you use for a digital rectal exam (DRE) performed to stimulate the bowel for a quadriplegic? I'm kind of at a loss for this one. Thanks.

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    Was the clinician trying to assessing the patient due to problems with constipation?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Digital rectal stimulation is a treatment for patients with bowel problems (slow bowel, constipation). In this case, the patient is a quad. He was not assessing him, he was stimulating the bowel.

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