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    Default UTI/Sepsis

    When the diagnosis documented are 599.0 (UTI) and 995.91 (sepsis), do we need to code both the diagnosis or either of them as per coding guidelines.
    Need advice.


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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    read the guidelines for sepsis with a local infection, You must code the organism first, then the sepsis, then the local infection.
    IF documentation states this is sepsis with a UTI but no organism is documented then the guidelines tell you to code
    038.9, 995.91, 599.0 In that order.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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