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Coding ESRD and ARF

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    Medical Coding Books
    Is it reasonable to have both a diagnosis of ESRD (on dialysis) and Acute Renal Failure. Coding both 585.6 and 584.9?
    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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    Yes actually in the ICD 9 guidelines--Section I B. General Coding Guidelines 10. this is an example. You code the acute condition first and then the chronic.
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    Thanks so much. Greatly appreciated.

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