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  1. #1
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    My doctor wants to order bloodwork on a patient using the dx: previous cholecystectomy. What code would I use for this? Thanks, Teresa
    Teresa Lemack, CPC
    University of Colorado Health
    Phone: 719-365-6295
    Fax: 719-365-9910

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    Hey, if the blood work indicates any abnormal results then you've to code for that with V45.89 for previous cholecystectomy.

    oterwise V45.89 is the only code. And also if patient come for blood work & after test it's normal then V65.5 can be used.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by vj_tiwari; 03-30-2010 at 12:01 PM.

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