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    1. Patient had an abdomen ultrasound. Impression reads right lower quadrant fluid collection.

    2. Patient had an abdomen x-ray for location of endoscopic camera. Conclusion reads small endoscopic camera present within the right midabdomen.

    Any suggestions on either of these diagnoses?

    Thank you.

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    Hi, the only icd-9 you could code is 789.59 for Ascites if the test showed no other abnormality. Hope this helps.


    Melanie R. Daugherty, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
    Coder, Ambulatory Procedure Department
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, Virginia

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