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    How would you code ELEVATED LFT? This is all that is on the script. I know I had a similar question yesterday but it's being debated at the office where I work and we all want to get on the same page. I say 794.8 but it's being debated. Can you help me out here? Thanks

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    Phoenix, AZ


    According to the ICD-9 book, an abnormal LFT is 790.6.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    If they got the diagnosis from the blood test 790.6 and if they got it by radiology (Scan/sono etc.,) I think 794.8

    I am waiting for the feedback

    Thank U

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    This was debated in our office and we settled on 7906, whereas previously we had been using 7905.
    Last edited by Scatlot; 08-15-2010 at 10:30 AM.

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