AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Status post heimlich?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Status post heimlich?

    AAPC: Back to School
    I'm totally stumped.
    Setting is ED. Coding for the facility side.
    Kid choked on a chicken nugget, turned blue, heimlich was administered and then child brought into the ed.
    My chargers are for a chest xray with the indication post heimlich maneuver
    Final dx is normal exam after choking.

    My brain is mush on this one and I literally have nothing maybe v12.79.

    This is my first week of ed coding and the dx's are way different than the surgeries and clinic visits that I'm used to.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I read some coding clinics and think I might go with v7189 and v1589

  3. #3

    Default Heimlich

    What about Foreign body / esophagus ??????????

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    It doesn't seem appropriate to me because it's not a current condition. The reason she got off of the couch and went to the emergency department wasn't because she was choking, it's because she had choked.

Similar Threads

  1. Status Post
    By LLRodgers in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-04-2015, 03:10 PM
  2. status post
    By aparscal in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2015, 11:17 AM
  3. status post
    By solocoder in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-17-2014, 10:47 AM
  4. Status post hysterectomy
    By Liza5216 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2012, 08:05 AM
  5. Status Post - Cesarean
    By rmarti7770 in forum Behavioral Health
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 10:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.