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Is there a difference between a chest x-ray for routine operation and for patients who come injured?

Author: Admin DRG FAQ Views: 2206 Created: 2010-10-27 20:18 Last Updated: 2010-11-22 10:33

Is there a difference between a routine x-ray for patients who present for a routine operation and for patients who come injured: 87.44, 87.49?

Niko answers:

X-rays belong to the procedures which are normally not coded (according to Coding Guideline P05 which is new since November 2010).