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    Default ICD 9 code for heel pain

    What is the right code for heel pain (729.5 or 719.47)

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    729.5

    ~L
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    Hi,
    The right code for heel pain is 729.5 more appropriate than 719.49(Pain in ankle and foot)

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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    Heel pain is plantar fascitis. Correct ICD-9 code is 728.71

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanene View Post
    Heel pain is plantar fascitis. Correct ICD-9 code is 728.71
    Heel pain is not automatically plantar fascitis, if the provider does not document the diagnosis the coder cannot code it. Please do not perform the providers job by diagnosing his patient.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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