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Appendicitis-Dx code

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    Kindly clarify whether we can use Dx code-541 for diagnosis, appendicitis as in ICD-9-CM, Dx code 541 states appendictis, unqualified. If so, kindly clarify on the alternate code to be used for diagnosis description, appendicitis

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    If the record does not indicate any details as to the type of appendicitis, then you must use the default code of 541.

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    If the documentation does not indicate any specified type of appendicitis, then you can take the default code...541.

    Nalini CPC

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