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    Question injury coding scenerio
    Medical Coding Books
    If someone comes in with an injury or pain and the findings of the report end up being DJD which do you code first? The injury/pain or the DJD?

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    When a definitive diagnosis is not identified you would code the symptoms. If at the end of the exam the provider documents a definitive diagnosis you should code the diagnosis.

    Remember no rule outs on out patient services, symptoms or diagnosis only.

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