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    How would you code this Nasal bone deformity, Depressed nasal bone septal, C-shape deformity with obstruction bilaterally with left-sided septal deflection

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    Smile Nasal Bone Deformity

    Does the medical record note if the deformity is aquired or congenital?

    Look at 738.0 Aquired Deformity of Nose with subnotes Deformity of nose aquired
    Overdevelopment of nasal bones.

    If the medical records note congential deformity, look at 748.1 Other Anomalies of nose.

    Also, pay attention the the Excludes note.

    Hope this helps.

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    I agree with Vgoodman, if it is aquried-738.0.

    Nalini CPC

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    It is acquired, would 738.0 be for all of these diagnoses?

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