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  1. #1
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    Jackson, TN

    Default 440.4 versus 444.81

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    Does anyone have access to The Coding Clinic and can advise me on the use of these 2 codes? I would greatly appreciate it!

    C. Weaver, CPC, CCC

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    Apr 2007
    New Delhi, India


    Sorry not subscribed to that, but can say that 440.4 implies "CHRONIC COMPLETE" occlusion versus 444.81 which is acute and/or partial occlusion of artery.

    Hope this helps.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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