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    Default Dyshidrotic Nummular Dermatitis

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    Hello everyone,
    The family practitioner I code for has a diagnosis of Dyshidrotic Nummular Dermatitis located on the leg. There are so many ways to go about getting a dermatitis code and none of them include both dyshidrotic or nummular, does anyone have an experience with dermatology? I'm afraid I'm just confusing myself more the more I look

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    Apr 2007
    Nashville AAPC Chapter


    I would code 1st - 705.81 Dyshydrotic dermatitis as it is more specific, of the sweat glands.

    I would code 2nd - 692.9 for nummular as this is a NEC code as the cause is unknown.

    Follow your index. It's fantastic that your practitioner is giving you such specific information, most do not.

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