Acute Renal Failure & ESRD

jsd123

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Hi All! :)

I probably just have a "bloick" from thinking about it too much, but one of my coding students asked me the following question....and I honestly am confused as to the answer, please help?

The very FIRST time a patient presents "acutely" in renal failure and is FIRST diagnosed with ESRD......and BEGINS dialysis....do you just code the ESRD or also the renal failure? Sequencing?

TY!

JSD
 

salCCS

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(per Coding Clinic), both may be coded if documented by the
provider. Coding Clinic extrapolated this advice to end-stage renal disease
(ESRD) as well.

End-stage renal disease and acute kidney failure
(3rd Quarter, p. 15)
 
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