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    Question DX Coding Help!

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    Is there a diagnosis for 'Multi-Organ System Failure'?? I am not having any luck finding one.

    Thanks in advance for any help!


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Stuart, Florida


    This is what I came up with:

    Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), previously known as multiple organ failure (MOF), is altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis. The use of "multiple organ failure" should be avoided since that term was based upon physiologic parameters to determine whether or not a particular organ was failing.


    ICD-9 = 995.92

    Refer to your Tabular List, for code 995.92, as it includes further instructions.

    I'm not positive about this one but I hope this helps some.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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