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Status post heimlich?

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    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.

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

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    Default Heimlich
    What about Foreign body / esophagus ??????????

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    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.

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