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    Can severe constricting chest pain not otherwise specified in a patient with known heart disease can be coded as angina if not ruled out as non-cardiac chest pain?

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    Apr 2007

    Default chest pain

    We always code it as 786.50 (chest pain) unless it is diagnosed as angina 411.1. Because it is still a sign/symptom.


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    Default No we could not take

    we can give icd 786.59 as other specified chest pain instead of angina. because angina is related to the heart diseae.

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    Default Chest Pain

    I would definately code chest pain 786.50. If the patient is not diagnose with angina. I always code what is documented.

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