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    I agree completely,i have been using 577.8

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    Considering many physicians perform a cholecystectomy when this condition does not resolve, it is obvious that the pancreatitis is secondary to the gallstones (within the gallbladder...not a calculus of the pancreas).

    The pancreatic duct actually stems from the common bile duct. The pancreas is considered both part of the digestive and endocrine systems.

    I agree that both conditions should be coded. I would code according to the manifestation convention that requires the underlying condition be coded first (i.e. 574.20, 577.0--the gallstones caused the pancreatitis).
    Last edited by mredwards; 09-05-2012 at 07:52 AM.

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    574.20 for the gallstone(cholelithiasis) and 577.0 pancreatitis

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