Post-op Anemia with blood loss Help!

gfrancis

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Do I code Post-op Anemia with blood loss with 285.1 or 280.0? According to resources, one says use 285.1 when documentation says post-op anemia with acute blood loss. Use 280.0 when documentation does not state acute blood loss. The other resource says use 285.1 for post-op anemia with blood loss.
 
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gfrancis

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Thank you so much! :) 285.9 TIP: Assign for post-op anemia without blood loss. Where do I find affordable software that includes Coding Clinic and CPT Assistant? So it should be either 285.1 or 280.0.

Best regards! :)
 
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cosita

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Neither. lol

You jumped the gun. Go to your index first.;)

Anemia
Postoperative
due to (acute) blood loss 285.1
due to blood loss- chronic blood loss 288.00
Other 285.9

You don't have acute mentioned. All you have is post-operative blood loss anemia.

If you just jump straight to 285.9 and read that tip, you're ignoring the specificity of the index.
 
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