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    Default New ICD-9 codes

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    If a patient is admitted to the hospital on 9-27 and is rounded on everyday by the hospitalists, D/C'd on 10-4, does one switch to the new ICD-9 codes on Oct.1, or keep using the old codes till the D/C is coded? The reason for admit is a MRSA infection- these codes have been revised.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    My guess would be the new ICD-9 because you are billing for the entire LOS which ended in the new guidelines window.

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    You would think yes, however some payors are not ready for the new codes and are still processing with the old codes.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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    Yeah - that is true!!

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