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    Hi, I have a final diag of abdominal pain. the only place in the body of the report that is more specific is in the HPI which states upper left abdominal pain. can I use the HPI to be more specific in my diag coding? I didn't think I could but cannot find anything in writing...

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    As the final diagnosis is a symptom, I will consider the specificity mentioned in the HPI and code 789.02

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    thanks so much....

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