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Old 03-26-2010, 01:09 PM
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Default multi-system organ failure

Could someone help me out with the correct diagnosis code for this? I couldn't find multi-system so, would I code each organ failure separately? Thanks
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:52 PM
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I looked also and I couldn't find anything that would work. I would just list each one separately.

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Old 03-27-2010, 03:23 AM
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can we try with 959.8
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:49 AM
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Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), previously known as multiple organ failure (MOF), is altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis. The use of "multiple organ failure" should be avoided since that term was based upon physiologic parameters to determine whether or not a particular organ was failing. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

This is usually occurs when the patient has sepsis
ICD9 code 995.92 this will the secondary code.

Robin Ingalls-Fitzgerald CCS, CPC, FCS, CEMC, CEDC
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959.8 is a wrong code
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