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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Radiology

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    Hi all,

    Is there any online document where there is evidence that we can/cannot consider diagnosis for radiology coding from
    Previous encounters (for example x-ray of hand is performed on 10/10/08 – there is no dx to code in the chart 10/10/08). Hence dx can be considered from previous encounters like 10/07/08 dos of MRI or any other procedure of the same patient.)
    The dx considered from other than final report(the main transcript) like script

    Thanks and regards,
    Mira,CPC,CPC-H, CPC-P

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Rockford IL

    Default Radiology DX

    A radiology report stands alone. As far as I know, you can not take a dx from a previous report relating to a similar visit or a follow up visit.

    I would suggest visiting Radiology Journals and Articles or American College of Radiology for further assistance.

    Hope that helps

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