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599.0 need additional code??

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    I was asked the following question, was not sure the answer, maybe someone can provide their expertise? Thanks!

    Do you think it would work ok if we have a 599.0 with 038.9 for UTI with unspecified infection type. Or would 136.9 be better? Thanks

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    I would think that 041.9 would be appropriate. Was the urine sent for culture? If the urine was sent for culture, you should wait until the results come back before assigning the code. At least that's what we did when I worked in family practice.
    Lisa Scott, CPC, RCC

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    Thanks for youe help!

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