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    Hi Everyone -

    I'm a little stumped here, how would I code:

    1. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Group A Streptococcal cellulitis infection of the right elbow.)
    2. Right olecranon bursitis
    3. Diabetes mellitus 2, uncontrolled
    4. MSSA (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) colonization
    5. Hypertension.

    I have 726.33, 041.11, 250.02 and V02.53

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    Can anyone help me with this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini18 View Post
    Hi Everyone -

    I'm a little stumped here, how would I code:

    1. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Group A Streptococcal cellulitis infection of the right elbow.)
    2. Right olecranon bursitis
    3. Diabetes mellitus 2, uncontrolled
    4. MSSA (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) colonization
    5. Hypertension.

    I have 726.33, 041.11, 250.02 and V02.53

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    If these are indeed in the order of importance for the visit, then I'd code:
    1. 682.3 (Cellulitis elbow)
    2. 041.12 (MRSA)
    3. 041.01 (Group A Strep)
    4. 726.33 (olecranon bursitis)

    Others would be:
    250.02 Uncontrolled Diab. Type 2
    041.11 MSSA
    401.9 Hypertension

    Is the infection (MRSA, strep and MSSA) all in the same site? Then maybe the MSSA should be listed as #4 since they would pertain to #1. Or if one infection is predominate, then you could list one organism as #2, and then diabetes and hypertension as #3 and #4, if they played an important role in the visit also.
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