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    For dehydration in pregnancy without nausea and vomiting, is 643.1x an appropriate dx code?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Smile Dehydration in pregnancy, without nausea and vomiting.
    For dehydration in pregnancy without nausea and vomiting, is 643.1x an appropriate dx code?

    I think I would be more comfortable going with 648.9x (pregnancy complicated by current condition (nonobstetric), specified condition NEC), plus 276.51 for the dehydration to further identify the complication.

    643.1x would not be appropriate since it associates the dehydration with vomiting, which is not the case here.

    Hope this helps.

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