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Lung Consolidation

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    Medical Coding Books
    I've been told to use 793.1 for lung consolidation but in the ICD-9 book there is a listing for consolidated lung-which says see pneumonia,lobar. Which code should be used?

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    We use 518.89

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    I would go with 481

  4. Default consolidation in lung
    I use 486

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    Please note the 793.1 is an outdated code. The new codes are 5 digits with 793.11 being a solitary lung nodule and 793.19 unspec lung findings.

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