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    Question Can I or can't I code it?

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    On the Outpt lab slip, the Dr ordered a Urine Culture. For the dx, he writes the single word "burning". Is it safe to code this as 788.1 (dysuria/painful urination) or must the Dr be queried??
    Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Nashville AAPC Chapter


    I would code that as painful urination. 788.1

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    yep, painful urnination works for that...it's like a puzzle trying to put the pieces together with these doctors.

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