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Old 07-16-2009, 02:36 PM
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Default Ventilator Dependence respiratory failure

Should 518.81 be coded along with VDRF? (V46.11) If the the doctor does not document respiratory failure with VDRF, I only code V46.11. Is this correct?

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Old 07-16-2009, 03:39 PM
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VDRF- means Ventilator Dependent Respiratory Failure
I have always posted acute or chronic respiratory failure; then the V46.11 for
Ventilator dependence.
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