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Need advice - MRSA or not??

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    Hi there,

    My doc treated a patient with suspected endocarditis (evidence of large mass consistent with vegetation beneath the tricuspid valve). In his A/P, he listed "tricuspid bacterial endocarditis. MRSA screen is positive but blood cultures are negative to date."
    Would you code this as MRSA? I'm leaning toward no.

    Please HELP??

    Thank you,
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    It does not sound like he is rendering that dx he is just reporting lab results so no I would not.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Excellent! Thanks, Debra!
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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