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    I need other's opinions on patient who had lymph node biopsy removed on bilateral lungs and three days later is examined in ER for incisional pain. Should this be coded as 338.18 and V45.89?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Apr 2007
    Hartford, CT

    Default RE: diagnosis of status post pain

    i would code it as postoperative pain
    Pat A. Trautner, CCS/CPC/CEDC/CHONC

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    Thanks so much for your help.

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