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    a provider was doing L spine 2 -3 views for low back pain. during this he noted a 2 cm round irregular shaped nodule in lower lung. Based on incidental finding will do a cxr as well. How would I code this?

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    Apr 2007
    Salt Lake City


    I would code the back pain first and then maybe 518.89 secopnd for the L spine and 518.89 or what ever findings on the chest x ray first.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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