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    When documentation in the medical record states "Renal Insufficiency, stage 3" Is it appropriate to use 585.3, even though the documentation does not state "Chronic"?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Kokomo, IN

    Default stage

    In my opinion, yes it's okay to use 585.3 when worded this way. To me, you couldn't have a stage 3 unless it was chronic.
    Anyone else?

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    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    I agree. 585.3

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    Thanks so much!! This is JUST what I needed!!

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    Apr 2007


    That is the code I use as well.

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