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Need help!! Recurrent acute otitis media. Bilaterial mucopurulent otitis media with e

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    How would you code this diagnosis? RECURRENT ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA. BILATERIAL MUCOPURULENT OTITIS MEDIA WITH EFFUSION.

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    Default Otitis Media
    This link provides good information on coding "otitis media"

    http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archi...06006p47.shtml
    Diana Wilson, CPC. CPMA, CPC-I
    PMCC Instructor
    210-995-2667

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    Recurrent otitis media is coded as 382.9 and mucopurulent otitis media with effusion would be coded as 382.4 since it is not known whether it is chronic or acute. Hope this helps.

    SG

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