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diagnosis code for infection of submandibular space

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    Default diagnosis code for infection of submandibular space
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    Need others opinions for diagnosis of infection of submandibular space.

    Thanks for any help.

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    527.2 should work.

    submandibular space includes the salivary and parotid glands. If it's something other than that DR needs to be more specific.
    Last edited by Lujanwj; 12-15-2011 at 01:24 PM. Reason: Spelling errror

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    Default submandibular space infection
    I would code 526.89, because I would want further documentation from the provider before I would code diseases of the salivary glands 527-.

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