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    Would you code PVD SP differently from just PVD? I'm not sure how SP changes a diagnosis. This is a diabetic patient with ESRD, gangrene, and who has had a leg amputated. The diagnoses were ESRD, PVD SP, GANGRENE, and DM II with neuropathy. I believe that SP does stand for status post, but I wasn't sure how that would affect the coding of it. Thanks!
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    I am sure that PVD is peripheral vascular disease, but is SP status post??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1119 View Post
    Would you code PVD SP differently from just PVD? I'm not sure how SP changes a diagnosis. Thanks!
    Would help to have more information. Can you add some information surrounding the use of the PVD SP? SP usually stands for Status Post and related to a condition or procedure.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    I've edited and added details to my question.

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    If there is no other information, I would use code 443.9 (Peripheral vascular disease, unspecified)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1119 View Post
    Would you code PVD SP differently from just PVD? I'm not sure how SP changes a diagnosis. This is a diabetic patient with ESRD, gangrene, and who has had a leg amputated. The diagnoses were ESRD, PVD SP, GANGRENE, and DM II with neuropathy. I believe that SP does stand for status post, but I wasn't sure how that would affect the coding of it. Thanks!
    You might look at 443.1 since that is a condition of PVD that leads to gangrene.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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