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    Default expanding hematoma?

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    what diagnosis code can I use for

    "status post anterior cervical discectomy fusion with expanding hematoma of neck"?

    Thank you all!

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    Hey ,

    If hematoma is 2ndry to C. Fusion then I think 998.12 + V45.4

    Hope this helps!


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    Thank you

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    actually the fusion was on 1/26/10, and this evacuation of the hematoma was on 1/27/10

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    That is the hematoma is postoperative. So you can code as above.

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