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family history dx help please

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    Default family history dx help please
    Medical Coding Books
    My OB/GYN employers have given me a project I need some help with. I have been unable to find ICD-9's for the following: family history of deep vein thrombosis, family history of pulmonary embolus and an ICD-9 to indicate a patient has a mechanical heart valve. I'm making my first posting on this cardiology thread, thanks for any help you can give a newby COBGC.

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    Salt Lake City
    V17.49 is the closest thing to it
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    You can also use V43.3 for mechanical heart valve

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

  4. Default How to find artificial replacement codes
    You look up STATUS in the alphabetical index to find codes for artificial joints, heart valves, pacemakers defibrillators, etc.

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