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    Hi all, hoping somebody could help me in determining the ICD-9 code I should use when a patient comes in to the office for "possible MRSA exposure" and the culture comes back negative?

    Thank you,
    Marci A. Giardina, CPC

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    I would use the v15.89 other spec. personal history presenting hazards to health/other

    Leanne Silva CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by l_silva View Post
    I would use the v15.89 other spec. personal history presenting hazards to health/other
    I see nothing that supports the use of the person hx code. Were there any signs and symptoms, does the patient know they were exposed? We cannot code possible or suspected. I am inclined to go with a V71.x code here for condition not found.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    why not a V01.89 code for exposure? That is what I would lean more towards. Just my thoughts.

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    Thank you for your input
    Marci A. Giardina, CPC

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