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    How would you code "Acute perforated appendix with abscess"?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!!

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    Apr 2007
    Kokomo, IN

    Default appendicitis

    Look at 540.1

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    I was going back and forth between 540.1 and 540.0 since one says "perforated" and the other says "abscess". Not sure which way to go.

    Thank you!

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