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Valvular Heart Disease

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    We have a dx of valvular heart disease, which the book leads to 424.90, but our doctor doesn't like that endocarditis is there with it, any help!!!! Thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by KH1973 View Post
    We have a dx of valvular heart disease, which the book leads to 424.90, but our doctor doesn't like that endocarditis is there with it, any help!!!! Thank you so much
    Yes ask him if he can name the valve. Then your code would change to a more specific code
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    would 424.90 be for plain "valvular heart disease"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KH1973 View Post
    would 424.90 be for plain "valvular heart disease"
    Yes its valvular heart disease that doesnt tell you which valve is involved. In CPT if you go to disease- valve it says see also endocarditis so you go to endocarditis and it shows 424.90 but if you go on down and find aortic it shows 424.1 if you keep looking and find mitral it shows 394.9. You can even keep looking and find tricuspid. So your physician might like those codes better.
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    Thank you Theresa for your help. He finally told me it was the tricuspid. That would of helped in the begining! Thank you for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by KH1973 View Post
    Thank you Theresa for your help. He finally told me it was the tricuspid. That would of helped in the begining! Thank you for your help
    Your Welcome
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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