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    The patient came in with shoulder pain, the office note only talks about the shoulder pain. He also has hypertension. The doctor coded 401.9 first and 729.5 second. I think it should be flipped. Does it matter?

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    It should be flipped, the primary code must be pain. 719.41

    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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