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    Default Office visit code
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    After a patient has come in and has finished up a series of knee injections and then comes back in a few weeks for just the check up, what ICD-9 code would be appropriate to use? The code that was used for the injections?

    Thanks for any input.

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    What kind of medication and injection was it? Generally I use the same ICD-9 code that was used for the injections because the patient still has the same issue/problem-injections only relieve the symptoms and typically buy the patient time if they are trying to avoid surgery. Hope this helps!

    DLM-CPC-A
    Orthopaedics
    DezaRae Malone, CPC

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