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    Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventriculare rate
    would this be coded as just 427.31 or should 427.1 be included?
    i don't feel the second code should be added but was told it should be by another coder.

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    Hello, I have never been told that 427.1 should be included. I've always coded AFIB W/RVR as 427.31 only. Hope this helps.

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    I think 427.31 is the appropriate code for the Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate.

    Please take a look on this site, hope this helps!



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    Rapid Ventricular rate is an integral part of Atrial fibrillation, so ICD code - 427.31 is the appropriate one.

    Hope it helps,

    Thank You,

    Purnima S, CPC

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