Myocardial Infarction: Episode of care

smckinney

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Hello!

What would be the ICD-9 code for a patient that was treated for an acute subendocardial infarction two weeks ago who is now under the care of a nurse practitioner at home? The patient is on Nitrostat prn for chest pains and is to see a cardiologist in two weeks.
 

mitchellde

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ICD-9 conventions you would use the 410.7 code with the 5th digit of 2 for each episode of care for eight weeks following the date of onset. This is the episode of care from the patien perspective not from the provider perspective.
ICD-10 CM conventions are different.
 
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