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Emphysematous Pyelitis

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    Hello All,

    This is the first time that I have ever ran across the diagnosis of Emphysematous Pyelitis. It seems to be pretty important to me, but I can not seem to find a code that fits it well enough.

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    I would use code 59389 since there is no distinct code for renal emphysema or emphysematous pyelitis. I hope this helps.


    Quote Originally Posted by tnscoder View Post
    Hello All,

    This is the first time that I have ever ran across the diagnosis of Emphysematous Pyelitis. It seems to be pretty important to me, but I can not seem to find a code that fits it well enough.

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    I woudl use 590.80 for pyelitis NOS. This is as close as I could come up with, without saying it is acute or chronic.

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    i look under encoder and that giving me same dx code 590.80

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