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nausea and vomiting coding

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    The doctor noted that the patient comes to the office for nausea and vomiting. After the examination he documents, nausea and vomiting, probably due to gastroenteritis. how would i code this, just the nausea with vomiting 787.01 or would I code it with gastroenteritis 558.9 and if so what is the coding order. thanks for any help.

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    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    "probably" is not a definitive diagnosis. Code only the N&V.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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