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    Would he correct ICD9 for CHF exacerbation be 428.0?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Birmingham, Alabama
    Quote Originally Posted by rhblevins61@yahoo.com View Post
    Would he correct ICD9 for CHF exacerbation be 428.0?

    Thanks for any help.
    Seems correct to me.

    Danny L. Peoples

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    Actually, 428.0 is just the unspecified CHF code. To be more precise you would want to know if it is systolic or diastolic and from there you would code it with the 4th digit "3" as "acute on chronic". (example: 428.23 systolic heart failure/acute on chronic). There isn't an actual "exacerbation" code for CHF that I am aware of.

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