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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Exclamation UTI/Urosepsis

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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.


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


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Carolina Coders, Charlotte, NC


    I use only 599.0.

    Lisa H. Fudge,CPC,CPMA
    Practice Manager
    Carolina Urology Partners, PLLC
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
    803-327-1116 x6636

  3. #3


    I too would only use 599.0. Denise

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    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
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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