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Uti - Having brain cramps today

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    Having brain cramps today..too close to a long weekend. Is there any rules or guidelines against coding a UTI and a gross hematuria together on an inpatient chart?

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    If so it is affecting both of us! Because I have searched my brain and come up blank, so I would code both. Have a great weekend!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks..you too! Happy 4th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieTibbetts View Post
    Having brain cramps today..too close to a long weekend. Is there any rules or guidelines against coding a UTI and a gross hematuria together on an inpatient chart?
    Hi Leslie,

    I personally would only code the uti. I was taught that once you have a definite Dx you dont code the symptoms. I think that hematuria is a symptom of a uti. Just my opinion.

    Dawn, CPC

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    But you "think" it may be a symptom of the UTI however it could be a symptom of some other condition not yet disclosed. Unless the physician ties the symptom to the definitive dx then I say code them both. Also hematuria is not all that common with a UTI. Now burning and pain on urination no I would not code those at all.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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