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    Medical Coding Books
    Is it me or is there 2 codes for Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia? 038.11 (under new codes) and 038.12 (under revised codes).
    Has anyone found any corrections or clarifications on this? I looked but couldn't find any, and of course we are all updating our superbills!


    Wendy

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    Hi,
    It is 038.11 for now.
    The new ICD-9-CM code, 038.12 has been proposed for expedited implementation on October 1, 2008.

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    Currently 038.11 is Staphylococcal aureus septicemial. I am wondering about the codes that go into effect Oct 1. There are 2 codes with the same description. 038.11 and 038.12. Has anyone heard about any corrections as far as the definitions for these 2 codes?

    Wendy

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    038.11 - Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus septicemia
    038.12 - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia

    Two different descriptions.
    Last edited by efrohna; 02-18-2009 at 04:14 PM.
    Evangelina Frohna, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks. Where did you find it at?

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    CMS website has the 2009 ICD-9 codes listed.
    Evangelina Frohna, CPC, CEMC

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