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    Wiki Is this Case Inpatient or Outpatient?

    A patient is admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and congestive heart failure. The patient subsequently develops respiratory failure. The patient undergoes intubation with ventilator management. This is just an example of a case that doesn't mention that it is inpatient. This case...
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    Wiki Z code sequencing

    in the use of z codes, I do understand there are some that are first position, and it certainly depends on the documentation. in ICD-9, V codes, unless in first position, went after regular codes, and before E codes, in my experience and understanding. So, I am trying to find a definitive...
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    Wiki 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...