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    Default Subtherapeutic Anticoagulation DX

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    Can someone please help! We are trying to assign the correct ICD 9 code for a subtherapeutic anticoagulation level? We seem to be getting this dx frequently. Thanks in advance!!!

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    Default Subtherapeutic Anticoagulation DX

    You should check with the MD if he/she meant an adverse effect of an anticoagulation therapy. If so, code first the symptoms and then code E934.2. If it was a poisoning, follow poisoning coding guidelines.
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    Gabriel Rafael Aponte, MBA, RN, CPC, COC, CIC, CRC, CPMA, CCC, CHONC, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP
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    I think

    964.2 (Poisoning Anticoagulants)

    Presented Symptoms

    E934.2 (Therapeutic use).

    Hope this helps!

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    Default Subtherapeutic Anticoagulation DX

    We use 790.92 abnormal coagulation profile.

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    I agree with 790.92 as the physician is usually reporting this as the results from a PT/PTT/INR

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    Default Subtherapeutic is too little...not too much

    790.92 is absolutely correct.

    To use 964.2 and E934.2, you are essentially telling the insurance company that this patient received WAY TOO MUCH and sub-therapeutic means they received not enough...that the level is below therapeutic.

    Cheers!

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