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  1. #1
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    Default ? correct dx

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    Clinical: Basilar atelectasis followup

    IMPRESSION: No active heart disease

    COMMENT: The lungs are clear with no consolidation, pleural effustion, or pulmonary edema. No pneumothorax.

    Normal heart size with a tortuous aorta.

    Visualized bones are intact.

    Right breast clips are noted.

    ? V72.85, V71.89, 518.0

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    I'd use 518.0

  3. #3
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    Default Correct dx code

    When we do CXR's, alot of times the order and the indication on the report will state for example: MASTOIDITIS, PNEUMONIA, BRONCHITIS. The impression is normal. Would we still code for the MASTOIDITIS, PNEUMONIA, BRONCHITIS or v71.89/v72.85


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    Stuart, Florida


    If the impression is normal, you cannot code the mastoiditis, pneumonia, and bronchitis. I would code V71.89 and the code for radiologic examination, V72.5.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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