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Schizoaffective disorder- chronic, in remission

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    I am unsure how to code a dx of schizoaffective disorder, chronic, in remission. The 5th digit is either chronic, or in remission, but not both. What is the appropriate way to code this dx? Do I code both?
    Last edited by paulabjohnson; 10-03-2011 at 08:44 AM. Reason: Add idea to use both codes

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    As per the defination of Remission, Remission is the state of absence of disease activity in patients known to have a chronic illness that cannot be cured.

    So, I think 295.75 is the appropriate one.

    Hope this helps!!!


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