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    how would you code "left sided weakness"?? need to get autho for MRI &
    MRA BRAIN/HEAD w/o contrast. ??
    thank you

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    Has the phy. provided a cause for the weakness? Was there an injury of any kind? It maybe difficult to code w/such a general term.

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    there is no injury. This is pt's statement that he feels weakness in his left side body. other ICD-9 2859, 25000 4011.
    thank you for any comments

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    Greeley, Colorado
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    728.87 is a good one or just generalized weakness(fatigue) 780.79 - however, I'm not sure if either of those codes are a covered dx for the MRI of the brain/head. I haven't looked at the LCD on it.
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    how about 781.99?

  7. Default Are left sided weakness and hemineglect the same?
    Clinic physician states "Left sided weakness, due to probable repeat CVA affecting left side. She will be sending patient for more tests.
    I can't find seft sided weakness, doctor doesn't say hemiplegia as this is only a weakness not paralysis, but hemineglect came up when I tried to find something on google. Any ideas?

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    Thank you, I will use 781.99 for this.
    I appreciate all of you helping.

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    Did I say Thank you all of you for your help and suggestions.

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    Default left sided weakness
    i use 781.8

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