Question MSSA Bacteremia

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Do you code both the organism and bacteremia when coding MSSA Bacteremia? The patient is not septic nor there is an infectious process going on. ICD-9 Coding Clinic stated that an additional code for the organism should be coded separately since the ICD-9-CM code for bacteremia has an instructional note. In ICD-10-CM, there is no instructional note to code the organism. So are both coded? Thank you.
 
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