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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 2220 Diagnostics

Instructions and Help about Can Form 2220 Diagnostics

One of the questions that we get from new students is knowing when you can and cannot code a diagnosis I think a lot of students as soon as they learn how to look up codes they are ready to code everything that they see and every every new student does it I remember I did it I was I want to call myself a super coder because I I wanted to code everything it's fun to code but you can't do that you need to code only definitive diagnosis and they can be hard to identify one of the things that you have to stay away from is equivocal language when we say equivocal language that means it's kind of on the fence it's not a definite it could go one way or the other you have to stay away from that type of verbage impending or threatened conditions you'll see that but that can be tricky you cannot code something if it has not happened yet in most cases now I know that sounds again a little ambiguous but if your physician documents for example will scroll down here just a bit impending rupture of spleen due to enlarged spleen okay impending tells you it's gonna happen they're pretty sure it's going to happen but it hasn't happened yet so you cannot code a ruptured spleen you can only code the splenomegaly which is an enlarged spleen seven eight nine point two that's the proper code to use now I've got some more examples for you so we'll scroll down and look at some of these others okay if your physician documents something like this mrs. Jones is seen today with lower abdominal pain and spotting I will admit her for threatening a threatens miscarriage okay so you're...

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