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Is CAD a location?

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    For auditing purposes, patient presents with CAD. Do you consider this a location even though it is a disease that has numerous effects on entire body?

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    For auditing purposes, patient presents with CAD. Do you consider this a location even though it is a disease that has numerous effects on entire body?
    I would consider it a location, since Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) involves the heart. Arteriosclerosis disease is what I considering involving the whole body.

    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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