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  1. Default Sleep Apnea
    Medical Coding Books
    Can anyone tell me what code I would use for Complex (mixed) sleep apnea ? I have found codes for Central apnea and obstructive but not sure what to use for complex.

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    There are three forms of sleep apnea: central (CSA), obstructive (OSA), and complex or mixed sleep apnea (i.e., a combination of central and obstructive) constituting 0.4%, 84% and 15% of cases respectively....

    Hope it helps...

    Nalini CPC

  3. Default sleep apnea
    From the tabular index it looks like your choice goes to Apnea sleep other

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    was also trying to find how to code dx of complex sleep apnea.
    There is no apnea sleep other.

    Would anyone have a suggestion on how to code this please

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    Bay City, Michigan
    Default Complex Apnea is Central Apnea
    It is my understanding that Complex Apnea is Central Apnea. Here are the codes:

    327.21 Primary central sleep apnea
    327.22 Central sleep apnea due to high-altitude periodic breathing
    327.27 Central sleep apnea in conditions specified elsewhere
    327.29 Other organic sleep apnea
    786.04 Cheyne-Stokes respiration (Central sleep apnea due to Cheyne-Stokes
    Breathing Pattern)

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