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icd-9 code help - How would you code this?

  1. #1
    Stuart, Florida
    Default icd-9 code help - How would you code this?
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    DX: Persistent ear congestion

    How would you code this?

    The best I could come up with is 388.8, other disorders of ear, which is very vague. I was wondering if anyone could point me to something more specific?

    Thanks in advance!
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

  2. #2
    Charleston, WV
    That's what I would use. If the documentation supports it, maybe 388.60 but if all you have is congestion then I'm with you. After all, ICD for nasal congestion is 478.19 - Other diseases of nasal cavity and sinuses.

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