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Old 08-17-2011, 03:09 PM
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Default ICD9 for diverticulitis with abscess

Need other's opinions. Can anyone tell me the ICD9 codes for diverticulitis with abscess?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:16 PM
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Red face radiology coding, cpc, rcc

I would use codes 562.11 and 569.5
[Arleen Moss, CPC, CIRCC, RCC
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:43 PM
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I have always used 562.11 and 567.22 instead of 569.5.
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