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  1. Question Diastasis recti
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    We have been having discussion amongst our coders regarding diastisis recti noted on exam. Some of the coders feel it should be a musculskeletal exam and others feel it is GI. I am unable to find anything specifically addressing this. Does any one else have anything documentation supporting this one way or the other? If not, please give your opinions. Thanks!

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    Albany, New York

    I would say Musculoskeletal........
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    Since it is a muscle disorder, I would credit the musculoskeletal system.

    I can understand that others may want to classify it as part of the abdomen (body area) due to its location.

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