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    Need dx for " positive hpv " please. Icd-9 has high risk and low risk, if the dictation is not mentioning risk factor, what do you use?


    Thanks in advance
    msmaddy

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    Need dx for " positive hpv " please. Icd-9 has high risk and low risk, if the dictation is not mentioning risk factor, what do you use?


    Thanks in advance
    msmaddy
    If the patient is positive, they have HPV, and you can use 079.4; but according to the Notes, this is for the viral agent, and you would also code the disease.

    Hope this helps,
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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