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Old 05-12-2008, 07:38 PM
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Which V code would you use for exposure to MRSA? Thanks for anyone's help.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:12 AM
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V01.89 and V09.0
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:11 PM
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Perhaps V01.89, but not V09.0 as that indicates that the patient has the infection. Maybe V01.89 and V15.85?
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I wouldn't code it unless I knew for sure they had MRSA. I would wait for the lab results to come back.
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