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I was looking for labs online after an appt & found for last appt summary a code listed for 'long term drug user'.. am baffled. Why? Am not a druggie.

I was looking for labs online after an appt & found for last appt summary a code listed for 'long term drug user'.. am baffled. Why? Am not a druggie.

Ask: Request an explanation. A mistaken diagnosis can follow you indefinitely. You've got a history of depression and somebody may have jumped to a conclusion about you. With the emphasis on "identifying possible drug users" and the goofy idea that "if you say you are not an addict, then you are", this may be a propagated error. Set the record straight with your physician. It's your basic right. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for sacral dimple?

What is the diagnosis code for sacral dimple?

685.1: 685.1 is what is used but that is also used for a pilnidal sinus which is different. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for left-sided paresthesias?

Diagnosis code: The diagnosis code depends on the the most specific underlying cause or i.e. Diagnosis. If you cannot determine a cause, then 'sensory disturbance' as a more general cause can be used. ...Read more

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Is a billing code of 710.0 for the insurance a firm diagnosis or could it be used to justify an ANA panel ? Thanks !

Is a billing code of 710.0 for the insurance a firm diagnosis or could it be used to justify an ANA panel ? Thanks !

Labs: Unfortunately, insurance requires codes to justify testing and there is no way to say that an ANA panel is being run for testing for possible lupus or other diseases. We run tests for many possibilities, not just firm diagnoses. ...Read more

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Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine ?

Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine ?

722.10: In icd-9 which is still the standard it is 722.10. ...Read more

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What diagnosis code can I use for an adult with cerebral palsy?

What diagnosis code can I use for an adult with cerebral palsy?

343 series: Although the names of the codes can include infantile they still apply to adults that developed as infant or are congenital. ...Read more