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    HOw would you code if something is subacute and chronic pyelonephritis?

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    I'd code subacute and chronic pyelonephritis as:

    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Normally, an acute condition is coded as primary and then code the chronic condition. That is based on normal ICD-9 guidelines. addend: I agree with the above codes
    Last edited by tennislaurie; 09-30-2008 at 05:15 PM.

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