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Acute in chronic pain

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    Anyone, I need help to code acute in chronic abdominal pain...

  2. Default RE:Acute & chronic conditions
    Per 1CD-9-CM Official guidelines for coding & Reporting
    Section 1
    B general coding guidelines 10 .Acute & chronic conditions:

    “If the same condition is described as both acute & chronic and separate sub-entries exist in the alphabetic index at the same indentation level, code both & sequence the acute code first.”

    I’d code: 338.19; 789.00; 339.29

    Note:If Physician gives a dx co-relating current "acute pain", assign the dx & omit 338.19 as it is integral (except in pain management scenarios) with added 789.00+339.29 reflecting chronic condition.

    Thanks
    Last edited by msrd_081002; 12-18-2010 at 07:40 AM.

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    Thank you so much

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