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    I have a question regarding seizures -- Here's a summary of the long documentation I have:

    CC: Seizures

    ROS: Complete (pt is intubated and sedated)

    SH: Smoke and drink
    FH: CHF
    PMH: COPD, Intractabe complex partial epilepsy and Herpres simplex virus encephalitis

    Imp: COPD exacerbation w/ E-Coli in sputum; Status epilepticus; MRSA on nasal swab: Complex partial seizures

    I have 491.21; 041.4 and now -- My question is regarding the seizures -- Would I use 345.81 or 345.41?

    Thank you in advance

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    Based on the info you have provided, I would use 345.41 because it specifically states "Complex Partial Seizures". 345.81 is for "other" and I just don't think it is specific enough. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmhall View Post
    Based on the info you have provided, I would use 345.41 because it specifically states "Complex Partial Seizures". 345.81 is for "other" and I just don't think it is specific enough. Hope this helps!

    Yes, it does help -- Thank You!

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