How to code chronic condition in surgery

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Can any one guide me how to code the chronic condition in Surgery coding. Is it ok to pick all the chronic condition that has mentioned in History and physical.

As per my understanding considering the current conditon for which the surgery was performed and physician documented the chronic condition and some explanation given on the chronic condition should be coded.

Regards Dawa
 
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Usually its based on the relevance of chronic condition, like if came for a fracture treatment and patient has some cardiology condition chronic that doesn't need treatment you wouldn't code it unless it becomes a complication for the condition or its related to it.
More than that its upto your client some insist to code all the chronic condition while others says to code just the relevant ones.
 
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