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use of VS in diagnosis

  1. Default use of VS in diagnosis
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    When the doctor gives the diagnosis as: "BPH vs PRostate Cancer" or "TIA vs CVA," what code should be used?
    please help

  2. #2
    Stuart, Florida
    Technically, if the doctor uses "vs" in the diagnosis, neither can be coded. It essentially makes them "rule out" diagnoses. As for the TIA vs CVA though, these are such acute events that unless the patient is in a hospital setting, there is not going to be a time where you are going to code these as anything but a history of UNLESS there are residual late effects. Hope this helps. Anyone disagree?
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

  3. #3
    Evansville Indiana
    Default VS
    You would have to code to the symptoms.


  4. #4
    Wenatchee Washington.
    I've always taken it back to the provider and asked for clarification.

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