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Ejection Fraction Dx code?!?!?!

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    Does anyone know if there is a dx code for "reduced ejection fraction" when the diagnosis is obtained by doing a TEE?
    Chrissy, CPC

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    Have you considered using 794.39 (Other Abnormal Findings Cardiovascular Study)? Just a thought, I use this code when we have an abnormal result on a cardiac stress test but no difinitive diagnosis.
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

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    No, I haven't looked at that code, is it ok to use for the diagnosis on an abnormal cardiac echo or stress test? Thanks so much for your help!!
    Chrissy, CPC

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    In the ICD-9 book if you go to Findings, Abnormal, stress test it will tell you to use 794.39 so you should be fine
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

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    Awesome! Thank you SO much! I was really "stressing" over these! LOL!! By the way, I just moved to Illinois from Kansas! I used to live in Lawrence, do you live anywhere near Lawrence?
    Chrissy, CPC

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