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    Default Does anyone know the code for ALTE?

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    I found 798.0 which looks like SIDS but its under the category 'Sudden Death'. The pt isnt dead. Pt was admitted for observation. The only reason for observation is ALTE. I have no other sign, symptom or diagnosis.
    Anyone have an idea?

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    what about these codes:
    if the patient is a new born then 770.89. otherwise 780.99, Right?
    suggestions please.
    Last edited by santha; 05-17-2009 at 10:25 AM.

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