complication bariatric surgery

Hello, I am coding a chart that MD documented complication from prior bariatric surgery. The complication was treated with current surgery. I'm not sure if the complication is resolved?
Per DH "
Do not use aftercare codes for complications that have been repaired or are resolving. Use the complication code with 7th character D."

However, the complication code for bariatric surgery- K95.89 does not have the option of a 7th character.
Any input?? Thank you.

Marianne Perrotta, RN,BSN, COS-C, HCS-D| Clinical Data Coordinator
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
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  • yes, my understand is that you use the complication code with 7th character D.
  • edited May 2017
    Thanks, the bariatric surgery complication code does not give the option of a "D" . That's why I'm perplexed.
  • edited May 2017
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