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Thread: Is obesity consider a chronic Dx?

  1. #1
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    Default Is obesity consider a chronic Dx?

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    Assessment reads:

    1. HTN 401.1 Well Controlled
    2. Hyperlidemia 272.4 Chronic
    3. Obesity, morbid (or unspec) 278.01 chronic

    Would assessment be counted as three chronic Dx or two?

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    Williamsport, PA


    From Tabers Medical Dictionary: "chronic 1. Of long duration 2. Denoting a disease showing little change or of slow progression;the opposite of acute."

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