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Cottrell

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Is it me or is there 2 codes for Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia? 038.11 (under new codes) and 038.12 (under revised codes).
Has anyone found any corrections or clarifications on this? I looked but couldn't find any, and of course we are all updating our superbills!:eek:


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Hi,
It is 038.11 for now.
The new ICD-9-CM code, 038.12 has been proposed for expedited implementation on October 1, 2008.
 

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038.11

Currently 038.11 is Staphylococcal aureus septicemial. I am wondering about the codes that go into effect Oct 1. There are 2 codes with the same description. 038.11 and 038.12. Has anyone heard about any corrections as far as the definitions for these 2 codes?

Wendy
 

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038.11 - Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
038.12 - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia

Two different descriptions.
 
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