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ICD-9 code-Wouldn't I use 447.70

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    Default ICD-9 code-Wouldn't I use 447.70
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    Wouldn't I use 447.70 for dilated aortic root as of 10/2010?

    Thank you,
    Christine

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    Hi Christine,

    No, because the rationale under 447.7 Aortic ectasia states: In order to differentiate from annuloaortic ectasia, involving dilation of the aortic valve root, it was decided to index that disorder to code 424.1, Aortic valve disorders.

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    Hi Mojo,

    I was using the 424.1 but we started using new superbills in our office and we are going through the codes so when I added dilated aortic root to our superbill I questioned the code that I was using. When I read the rationale in the ICD-9 book it just didn't seem clear to me. This is why I love these forums. Thank you for your help and enjoy your day.

    Christine

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    Default Dilation of Aorta
    How about 441.9 Aortic aneurysm of unspecified site without mention of rupture/Dilatation of aorta?

  5. Default query???
    For HCC coding... How will you code for "calcification of aortic valve"? embedded on echo report final impression.
    Should it be 440.0 coz the book leads me to calcification>aorta? or 424.1 only?

    Pls help me on this.

    Thanks!

  6. Default enlarged aortic root
    please let me know the correct dx code (icd9) for enlarged aortic root. It is 747.29? thank you.

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