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    Need help with ICD-9 code for CVAT (costovertebral angle tenderness). Alpha index only lists abdominal (gen/localized), rebound and skin. thanks!

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    Under 'syndrome' there is a code for costovertebral. 253.0

    Hope this helps

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    253.0 is for Acromegaly and Giantism, I don't think that is right. I'd be more inclined to go with a code for pain, rib, 786.50 or 719.48 if this would be considered a joint area. That's just my opinion, any other thoughts?

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    253.0 is correct. codes out to nreve root and plexus disorder

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkj2486 View Post
    253.0 is for Acromegaly and Giantism, I don't think that is right. I'd be more inclined to go with a code for pain, rib, 786.50 or 719.48 if this would be considered a joint area. That's just my opinion, any other thoughts?

    I agree. I don't know why anyone would code this as Acromegaly and Giantism if its just tenderness of CVA?
    Last edited by hoobavent; 05-01-2012 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylis1 View Post
    253.0 is correct. codes out to nreve root and plexus disorder
    353.8 is the code for the nerve root and plexus disorder

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    Are we thinking correctly- isnt CVAT discomfort when palpating over the kidney?

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    In discussing this with my supervisor we have coded it as 729.1,724.5,788.41, since there is no definitive code description that covers the true description of CVAT.

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    I'll would use the code 781.99 Hope this can help you!
    E.Soto

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