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words trump numbers on a dx?

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    Default words trump numbers on a dx?
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    can anyone guide me as to where I would find in writing Words Trump numbers on a dx. this is for an audit challange.

    Any and all help is appericated


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    Milwaukee WI
    Default We are coders, not doctors
    We are coders, not doctors.
    For example:The doctor documents: BP 160/90 but never documents the word(s) "elevated blood pressure" or "hypertension" we cannot code it.

    Not documented, not coded.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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