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    Question Osteomyelitis VS Complication

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    Is there anyone out there that can give me some information. I am in the process of coding a lab with a diagnosis that is giving me some problems....

    The Dx. states: Staphaures MRSA, Osteomyelitis Right Below Knee Amputation Stump.

    I spoke with the Nurse this morning and she said the most recent visit the Dr. documented the Osteomyelitis as a complication of the Ampt. Site.
    I am unsure as to how to properly code this, I came up with 2 different ways and ran them both through the Encoder and it still did not help... these are the 2 scenarios I came up with...

    997.62 (infection amputation site) 041.11 V09.0 (MRSA) or
    730.26 (osteomyelitis knee) and 041.11 V09.0 (MRSA)

    any suggestions? thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What is your lab code... this may help.

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