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    A patient had cervical disc replacement due to 722.0 Displacement of intervertebral disc, is V43.89 an appropriate code to use for Cervical disc replacement or would you use V58.78

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    V58.78 is for aftercare, so that would not apply for the replacment. V43.89 is considered a secondary DX, so you would have to use the 722.0 as the priamary dx

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