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Thread: Elevated Troponin or CK's

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    Until now I was using the code 790.5 for both elevated CPKs and Troponin, but an article from WebMd made it clear on the ICD. The article says - "Cardiac enzyme studies measure the levels of the enzyme creatine phosphokinase (CPK, CK) and the protein troponin (TnI, TnT) in the blood. Low levels of these enzymes and proteins are normally found in your blood".

    Meaning for elevated CPK and CK (cardiac enzyme), the ICD code is 790.5 and for Elevated Troponin (it is a protein, not enzyme), the ICD code is 790.99.

    Hope this helps and thanks for this thread, it gives a clear picture.

    Thank You,

    Purnima S, CPC

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    I work the ER accounts at our facility and I use 790.5 also for elevated troponin.

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    Smile Elevated troponin

    According to Medical Coding Careers Website it should be code as 790.99, so this is what I use.

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    We use 790.99 as well.

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