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Thread: Help: Acute Renal Failure followin labor and delivery

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    Yes I agree, 669.32 should be the only code, it clearly states it all, I agree in the beginning, but you would think the study guides would be correct so it makes you question yourself whether you know your right or not. This has been an on-going issue with these study guides from what I have been told. I have found a few errors myself and have had to change them on the instructor key. I am in the process of having these reviewed.

    Thanks for the help.

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    I am certain the artice you are referenceing was not talking about renal failure due to pregnancy. If you follow the logic of code the underlying condition first then that would be the pregnancy since it was what caused the renal failure. and you code only the 669.xx code as the 584 category excludes the use of the 669.xx code. I would say you need to contact the vendor of the study guide as the answer can be proven incorrect. this really is not new, it has been this way for a really long time.

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    I think that the 669.32 would cover it. It doesnt say to add addtional code to identify the condition further. I
    Barbara Liimatta-CPC

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