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244.8 vs 244.9

  1. #1
    Daytona Beach
    Default 244.8 vs 244.9
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    Can somebody please help me explain the difference between 244.8 and 244.9 to my doctors?


    Heather D Sander, NRCMA, CPC
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    Heather D Sanders, NRCMA, CPC
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  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default I'll try
    244.8 - Other Specified Acquired Hyporthyroidism

    244.9 - Unspecified hypothyroidism

    So in 244.8 you have a specified acquired form of hypothyroidism that doesn't already have a unique diagnosis code (244.0 thru 244.3). While in 244.9 the physician simply states "hypothyroidism" without any specification.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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