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440.4 versus 444.81

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    Does anyone have access to The Coding Clinic and can advise the use of both of these codes??? I would greatly appreciate it!
    C. Weaver, CPC, CCC

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    Sorry not subscribed to that, but can say that 440.4 implies "CHRONIC COMPLETE" occlusion versus 444.81 which is acute and/or partial occlusion of artery.

    Hope this helps.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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    444.81-embolism and thrombosis of iliac artery
    440.4-chronic total occlusion of artery of extremities

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    Quote Originally Posted by cweavercpc View Post
    Does anyone have access to The Coding Clinic and can advise the use of both of these codes??? I would greatly appreciate it!
    Also not a subscriber to the Coding clinic.

    444.81 is for an occlusion due to embolus or thrombus
    440.4 is Chronic total occlusion due to arteriosclerosis (see code first note)

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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