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    Default Can i use dx from order???

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    Physican order is for a CT sinus limited, dx: chronic sinusitis.

    Report is normal other than an incidental finding of a deviated septum. Can i still use 473.9 as the dx even though the scan is normal?


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, SC


    At our facility, we would code the sinusitis and the deviated septum or abnormal finding V code.

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    Apr 2007


    You should always use the diagnosis from the order made by the physician.

    Even if the study came normal you will still use the diagnosis in the order.

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