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    Default Ventilator Dependence respiratory failure

    Hello,
    Should 518.81 be coded along with VDRF? (V46.11) If the the doctor does not document respiratory failure with VDRF, I only code V46.11. Is this correct?

    Thanks!

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    VDRF- means Ventilator Dependent Respiratory Failure
    I have always posted acute or chronic respiratory failure; then the V46.11 for
    Ventilator dependence.

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