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    Default elevated creatinine kinase ICD 9

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    What is the code for elevated creatinine kinase? I'm not sure if I should code 790.5 (other nonspecific abnormal serum enzyme levels) or 790.6 (other abnormal blood chemistry)

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    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, North Carolina


    What about 794.4?

    Stefanie Cramer, CPC
    Sr. Coding Specialist
    Cape Fear Valley Health Systems

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    Default 794.4

    I work for Transplant program in Puerto Rico, and i use code 794.4 for elevated creatinine levels.

    Carmen S Santiago Nieves
    Medical Biller

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    We code as 790.5
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana


    Shouldn't you check with the lab tech to verify that the test they are running is specific to what you are coding?

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