Results 1 to 3 of 3


  1. #1
    Fort Wayne In
    Default 427.5
    Medical Coding Books
    Question, if you look at code 427.5 it has the 1 in front of it and at the bottom of the page it states 1 mcc=only if patient is discharged alive. Can this dx only be used if pt was discharged alive. Is there guiedlines for this 1 in front of the code.

  2. #2
    While using 427.5 the disease/etiology condition usually causing 427.5 shoudl be coded first....

  3. #3
    Duluth, Minnesota
    the number 1 is a footnote..the explanation for the number 1 footnote in front of the code is found in the front of the CPT book under "Additional Conventions"... scan through till you reach "FOOTNOTES"... start there. you'll find your answer
    (basically, it's concerning a MCC and DRG's can be affected)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

Similar Threads

  1. Denial of pacer 33208 with 427.89 dx
    By sandya in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-24-2015, 08:53 AM
  2. Difference between V12.53 and 427.5?
    By hshampaner in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2014, 08:18 AM
  3. PSVT (427.0) versus SVT (427.89)
    By dbarton in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2011, 10:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.