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    Default hypothyroid code

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    Doctor document subclinical hypothyroid .
    what is the correct code. Is it Abnormal TSH or Hypothyroid ??

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    You would code the abnormal TSH. I am thinking it is the same things as If you go to code subclinical diabetes which codes out to abnormal glucose.

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    Can this be revisited, since there are two answers to the same question. One says use the 244.9 (http://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forum...ht=subclinical) and this one says use the abnormal TSH code.

    Please clarify!

    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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    Default This is interesting . . .

    According to MedicineNet.com a subclinical disease is: "An illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection. A subclinical disease has no recognizable clinical findings. It is distinct from a clinical disease, which has signs and symptoms that can be recognized. Many diseases, including diabetes, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis, can be subclinical before surfacing as clinical diseases."

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