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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda,CA

    Default Umbilical Stump

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    I wanted to get others thoughts on how to code for a diagnosis of Retained Umbilical Stump. The doctor says nothing is wrong it just hasent come off.Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda,CA

    Red face

    I was able to talk to our compliance dept. and they said we should use 789.9. So if anyone ever gets this. thats what was suggested

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    Apr 2007


    What is the reason for visit? Is it a well baby check (v20.2)? Is it aftercare (v58.77)?

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