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    Default family history dx help please

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    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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    Apr 2007
    Des Moines


    You can also use V43.3 for mechanical heart valve

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

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    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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