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    Cool Surgical Status code

    Hi,
    Can any one suggest about Surgical status codes like appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy. Now i am using V45.89 (Other post surgical status). Is it Right if am i code V45.79 instead of V45.89?

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    I would still use V45.89
    nORaM

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    Default status code

    Quote Originally Posted by saran21181 View Post
    Hi,
    Can any one suggest about Surgical status codes like appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy. Now i am using V45.89 (Other post surgical status). Is it Right if am i code V45.79 instead of V45.89?

    It depends on what organ it is. I use the V45.79 for the appendectomy, cholecystectomy, but V45.89 for the tonsillectomy.
    I think this is one of those coders choice because I think any of these would work!!!

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