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    Question Extrapyramidal side effect

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    How do I code Extrapyramidal side effect due to stimulants? The part that I have a problem is that the doctor only recorded "Extrapyramidal side effect". She didnt say "disease" or "syndrome" and I'm having a hard time finding just a side effect or symptom. Does the doctor need to record either disease or syndrome or not necessary? Would it be safe to code 333.90 without it?
    Jessica Martinez, CCS, CPC

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    Query the MD. There are too many variables left unanswered.

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    Default adverse effects

    Take a look at 995.89 with an external cause code from the table of drugs & chemicals if you can get the md to tell you if the stimulants were in therapeutic use. (E940.9)


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