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    I wanted to double check to see if i coded this correctly patient culture came back positive for MRSA so that dx 041.12 patient has 2 abscess 1st one is on his chin dx 682.0 and other one is on the upper thigh 682.6 - I made the 041.12 primary dx is that correct? thank you melissa

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    Melissa, if the patient came in originally for the abscesses, that's what you code first. It was only after the culture came back that is was dx MRSA.

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