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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

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What is the diagnosis code for open venous stasis ulcers?

What is the diagnosis code for open venous stasis ulcers?

Coding: Not sure why codes are important to you. There are a group of codes that describe venous hypertension, with and without inflammation, and with and without ulceration. There are another set of codes that describe ulcerations and these vary depending on the location along the lower extremity that they are found. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for history of metastatic uterine cancer?

What is the diagnosis code for history of metastatic uterine cancer?

179.0 or 182.0: Those are icd9 codes describing primary cancer in uterus. The specific site of metastatses can be identified by add'l icd9 codes (bone - 198.5, lung -197.0). ...Read more

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My diagnosis code is 794.31 my dr said in all my visits there's nothing to worry about . Also i had a holter monitor.. And 1 more ekg..

My diagnosis code is 794.31 my dr said in all my visits there's nothing to worry about . Also i had a holter monitor.. And 1 more ekg..

Abnormal EKG finding: 794.31 icd9 code is for abnormal ekg findinds.That might have prompted for your doctor to do further testing like holter monitor and repeat ekg. You should have discussed with your doctor or cardiologist what the tests were for. But if the holter monitor was ok, you do not have to worry as your doctor said. ...Read more

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Saw my neurologist, told him of periodic deja vu, he scheduled eeg but my chart has seizure now listed in diagnosis code. Why?

Saw my neurologist, told him of periodic deja vu, he scheduled eeg but my chart has seizure now listed in diagnosis code. Why?

Diagnosis not final: The chart needs to list something. Even a nonspecific diagnosis of deja vu has the same code as a seizure. For some reason the medical system is bent on making a diagnosis at every visit, even if the strategy is to rule the diagnosis out. ...Read more

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What is a mock code?

What is a mock code?

Practice for a code: A mock code is a practice run for a real code, where doctors, nurses, rts and other medical personnel work together to try to stabilize a patient. ...Read more

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What are these pill codes use for gilead 4331 and sv 572?

What are these pill codes use for gilead 4331 and sv 572?

Always ask, "Why?": Always ask, "Why do you ask?" Sometimes the person has a reason to know the information (such as a patient forgetting which of her own pills are which, or a doctor trying to figure out what a patient took). Other times, a person is snooping into another person's pills, trying to figure out what the other person is taking (unethical, and should be illegal). These pills might be Viread (tenofovir) and Tivicay. ...Read more

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I found code M89.4 on my paperwork, Can someone explain what this means in simple terms?

I found code M89.4 on my paperwork, Can someone explain what this means in simple terms?

Diagnosis code: This is a diagnosis code of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. This describes enlarged, bony abnormality of a joint or joints. ...Read more

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What is the diagnistic code for acute conjuctivitis?

What is the diagnistic code for acute conjuctivitis?

Acute conjunctivitis: ICD-9 diagnostic code for acute conjunctivitis is 372.00 and ICD-10 code is H10. ...Read more

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What is the cpt code for sinusotomy, maxillary?

What is the cpt code for sinusotomy, maxillary?

See below: Best Answer: 31020 CPT Sinusotomy, maxillary (antrotomy); intranasal 31030 CPT Sinusotomy, maxillary (antrotomy); radical (Caldwell-Luc) without removal of antrochoanal polyps 31032 CPT Sinusotomy, maxillary (antrotomy); radical (Caldwell-Luc) with removal of antrochoanal polyps Source(s): hope it helps ...Read more