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    Apr 2007

    Default Inpatient DRG help !

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    A patient with CKD III and HTN comes into ER with fluid overload. The patient is then admitted and receives dialysis for the fist time and the fluid overload is resolved within the fist day. On the discharge summary the final diagnosis is ESRD with HTN. We are trying to decide whether the fluid overload should be principle or the ESRD since the fluid overload is due to the ESRD. Thank you.

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    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    There is a Coding Clinic that addresses this. I do not have it in front of me, but search under "fluid overload" and it should pop up.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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