AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Question-coding vit defs

  1. #1

    Default Question-coding vit defs

    AAPC: Back to School
    When coding a patient with multiple Vit defs, and the dictation does specify 5 or 6 different ones, for example Zinc, B1, B6, B12, iron, Vit D....should you code each individual one or just do 269.2 for Vitamin Deficiency (multiple) NEC?
    Or should you put an individual code for each one as long as it's in the book, but if it's not stated in the book, THEN just put 269.2 for them and the individual codes for the others??
    I would appreciate your replies. Thanks!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Unspecified Codes

    I would stay away from the 269.2 if the actual vitamin deficiencies have codes. Unspecified codes are always the codes of last resort.

Similar Threads

  1. Vit d deficiency, unspecified (icd-10)
    By sdawson in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-16-2015, 02:24 PM
  2. coding question
    By decus1956 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-27-2013, 10:58 AM
  3. E/M coding with venipuncture coding question
    By gtaylor in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 07:52 AM
  4. coding question
    By arizona1 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-23-2010, 01:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.