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Old 02-11-2009, 12:41 PM
Jensina Jensina is offline
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Question Diagnosis coding for "dog ears"

When a patient has a revision of her breast reduction to remove that excess axillary skin, what dx codes should I use? I've been using 701.9 (atrophy/hypertrophy skin), but I'm just wondering if there are any others that would help. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:38 PM
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I would use 701.9 as well.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:59 AM
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[b] its correct code skin Excess, excessive, excessively
skin NEC 701.9

u use this code elscewere
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:03 PM
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That's what I use also, sometimes I struggle using it because you know that it probably isn't going to be covered.
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