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Post-op Atrial Fibrillation

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    Default Post-op Atrial Fibrillation
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    How would you code post-op atrial fibrillation? 427.31, 997.1???

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    Overland Park Kansas
    I agree that 997.1 is what you would use for the post-op atrial fibrillation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asnelling View Post
    How would you code post-op atrial fibrillation? 427.31, 997.1???
    My opinion. 427.31 Atrial fib

    997.1 is more specific to cardiac arrest/heart failure etc. (post op). Whereas 427.31 is defined as irregular rapid atrial contractions. If the report doesn't state that the patient had some sort of arrest/failure I'd go with 427.31. You may need to rely more on the specifics of the report or inquire w/MD.

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