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    critical care for patient with acute hypercarbic respiratory failure, is there a better code than 518.81

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    Is there more documentation? Usually there is a cause for the respiratory failure and that may yield a different diagnosis or diagnosis combination.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    acute copd exacerbation

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