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    HIRING Remote Coders

    HIRING candidates who is having experience in 1) ER Long Term Acute Care 2)Acute Rehabilitation 3) MDC coding Mention Subject line as "Acute care Resume" Minimum 2 years of work experience. Kindly send your resumes to Mention Skill set in the body of the email.
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    Initial or subsequent MI?

    Hi, I would like to ask for your input regarding coding initial or subsequent MI. I have a patient who was admitted due to SOB. Patient had an NSTEMI 2 weeks ago. Later during the admission, patient became bradycardic and reported chest tightness. A code was called . Monitor showed...
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    Acute/chronic keywords

    Keywords such as "probable", "suspected", "likely", "rule out", etc. indicate uncertainty. So how about acute and chronic? Are there any keywords to watch out for whenever "acute" or "chronic" are absent? One example would be "develops", such as in the statement "The patient subsequently...
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    dx specificity help

    Hello, Just wondering, if a diagnosis is listed under the p/a as an unspecified code and in the same note under current hospital problems it is written with more specifics, can I code to the higher specificity? see dx *** below. I bill professional services for pts who are seen in the hospital...
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    Coding guidelines ICD 10

    Are there any guidelines in the ICD 10 book stating when to use chronic or acute codes?
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    Acute vs injury

    I'm curious if acute always implies an injury. Ex: Patient's knee just popped out of joint. Diagnosis includes a tear of medial meniscus. Is an "S" or "M" code used? Patient was not doing anything but walking. Thank you.
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    Long Term Acute Care Hospital

    I would appreciate if someone could guide me with the coding and reimbursement guidelines and rules for Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH). Regards, Chithra
  8. Lynda Wetter

    Subsequent hospital care

    Does the below statement fulfill the requirement for a subsequent care code 99231? Seen and examined. Left leg lesion is raised around hair follicle. There is some fluctuation. I believe he would benefit from I & D. I called Dr. X, acute care surgery service who would evaluate him for possible...
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    Closed fracture

    I need help with billing fracture care. We had to send a Patient out for Xrays on his wrist. But our doctor believes that it is an acute closed fracture likely some displacement. I don't have a clue what to bill?? Any help would be great. Tracy
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    Acute pyelonephritis Clarification

    Can't determine whether to use 590.9 or 590.10 because the documentation doesn't state anything about a "lesion"