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    any help would be appreciated!

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    Thyroid transcription factor 1 (NKX2-1/TITF1) mutations cause brain-lung-thyroid syndrome, characterized by congenital hypothyroidism (CH), infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) and benign hereditary chorea (BHC).
    Per chapter 14 :congenital anamolies (a) guideline:
    when a congenital anomal does NOT have a "unique code" assignment, assign "additional code(s)" for any manifestation(s) that may be present.
    Syndrome/autosomal /deletion--758.39

    Deletion of thyroid transcription factor-1 gene -758.39+
    congenital hypothyroidism (CH) 243
    infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) 769
    benign hereditary chorea (BHC) 333.4

    I'd assign the following--758.39 + 243+ 769+ 333.4

    NOTE: Need to verify the age of pt to assign ICD -769--- or assign indicated REPIRATORY MANIFESTATION.

    The information provided in the query post is insufficient to give correct ICDs' as "manifestations/Pt age" are NOT mentioned.

    Last edited by msrd_081002; 12-23-2010 at 02:54 AM.

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