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    Medical Coding Books
    is pleural effusion (511.9) coded, if it is from congestive heart failure (428.0) ?

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    Pleural Effusions codes are 511.0-511.9---(if they have pleural effusion use one of those codes
    Congestive Heart failure is 428.0 ( this is only for CHF)

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    Greeley, Colorado
    I believe you would code both as they are co-morbidities.

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