UTI/Urosepsis

Gemini18

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Hi All -

I am inquiring about a UTI/Urosepsis. I had a discussion with another coder who states that when you code a UTO/Urosepsis -- you should be 599.0 and 995.91. I feel and know this is wrong -- I would only code 599.0.

Also, sepsis is not documented in the chart, but urosepsis is. I do not want to cause a problem, BUT I know coding those two together just doesn't look right.

Anyone?

PS - I know this was posted before but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks
 

dmaec

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funny, this very question is in the April Issue of Coding Edge! Question number 6 on the test yourself part. Per page 33, to answer that question - appears 599.0 ALONE is the answer :)
 
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