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about using the acute code if stated in history

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    If the provider states in HPI problem for 2 weeks
    and in the A/P they state Bronchitis

    would you code the bronchitis as acute, if not stated acute in the A/P

    Thanks for any help!

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    There must be documentation and actually state acute in the medical record in order to code it as acute.

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