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    Hi! This is my first time since I am a new member. I would like to know if I can code or not.

    For example,

    The lungs are hyperexpanded with numerous chronic rib fracture changes seen on the right and considerable dorsal spondyloarthropathy seen.

    Should I code for spondyloarthropathy or not? Kind of tricky.

    Irisgirl

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    It sounds like it to me.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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    I would not. I would go with the definite findings. Yes, tricky.
    Kathleen Konkle, CPC

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    I would code the spondyloarthropathy also. You wrote "considerable dorsal spondyloarthropathy seen" <<-- dorsal spondyloarthropathy seen so, it WAS seen, it IS there - it IS a definite finding

    tricky as far as how much is "considerable" maybe, but - makes no difference really - because a little or a lot, it was seen, it's there.
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thank you for your help!

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