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    If a patient has necrotic tissue and gangrene of finger would it be coded to gangrene? Code 785.4? Is there a separate code for necrotic finger? thank you!
    Laurie

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJcoder View Post
    If a patient has necrotic tissue and gangrene of finger would it be coded to gangrene? Code 785.4? Is there a separate code for necrotic finger? thank you!
    Necrotic tissue is a sign/symptom of gangrene, so you would only code the gangrene. Hope this helps!

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    Hi,
    You can code only the gangrene -785.4.

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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