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    Default Acute Life Threatening Event ACLE

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    Does anyone know the code for ACLE - Acute Life Threatening Event.

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    Default Acute Life Threatening Event (ALTE)

    Quote Originally Posted by TThomas516 View Post
    Does anyone know the code for ALTE - Acute Life Threatening Event.
    Is this a true diagnosis?
    Last edited by TT516; 04-04-2008 at 06:55 AM. Reason: used wrong acronym

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    I see this when I am coding charts from the ER. It is always a baby that has stopped breathing for no reason. The babies were always given mouth to mouth by the parents and then are brought to the ER. I use the code 789.9. I hope this helps in your situation.


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    sorry the code is 786.9 not 789.9.......

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