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Old 09-15-2009, 07:15 AM
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Default DOE - Do not use 786.09??

I was using 786.09 for Dyspnea on Exertion, however, check this out from Reference.com

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Dyspnea on exertion (DOE or exertional dyspnea) indicates dyspnea that occurs (or worsens) during physical activity. Dyspnea on exertion is considered medically normal and does not warrant the ICD-9 786.09
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:23 AM
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If the provider assessed it then I would think it is beyond the "normal" range. I have to disagree with them.

I would code it if the provider assessed it.

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:31 AM
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Looking at this I totally agree with Laura.
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me too
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:13 AM
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