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    Question abnormal MRI

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    Can some one tell me what ICD9 code you would use for an abnormal MRI in which the doctor says he found cystic area in the adnexa?

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    Why was the procedure performed initially??

    Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services, codes that describe symptoms and signs, as opposed to diagnoses, are acceptable for reporting purposes when an established diagnosis has not been confirmed by the physician

    Abnormal findings
    Abnormal findings (laboratory, x-ray, pathologic, and other diagnostic results) are
    not coded and reported unless the provider indicates their clinical significance. If
    the findings are outside the normal range and the attending provider has
    ordered other tests to evaluate the condition or prescribed treatment, it is
    appropriate to ask the provider whether the abnormal finding should be added.

    Please note: This differs from the coding practices in the outpatient setting for
    coding encounters for diagnostic tests that have been interpreted by a provider.

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    thank u for you help

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