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    I am trying to get the correct code for CVA tenderness.

    We have a difference of opinion.

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    Need the correct code for CVA tenderness, anybody??

    Is this abdominal pain??

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge


    CVA is generally (from what I know) cerebrovascular accident...nothing to do with abdominal pain. Not sure how "CVA" could have anything to do with tenderness, as it is inside the brain. You may need to query the provider for more accurate info.
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
    Coding Coordinator
    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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    I do coding for stroke rehab therapies. I have not ever heard from CVA tenderness. I would query the provider for a better explanation.

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    Columbia, MO


    not to be too harsh here on the previous responders, but this is why coders need a strong clinical understanding. CVA tenderness is a medical term for costovertebral angle tenderness, theprovider taps the area of the back over the kidneys to see if the patient has a positive reaction to aid in diagnosis renal disorders. Look for flank pain.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Nice to know, thanks Debra

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