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Old 04-27-2010, 10:46 AM
asnelling asnelling is offline
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Default Post-op Atrial Fibrillation

How would you code post-op atrial fibrillation? 427.31, 997.1???
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:39 PM
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I agree that 997.1 is what you would use for the post-op atrial fibrillation.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by asnelling View Post
How would you code post-op atrial fibrillation? 427.31, 997.1???
My opinion. 427.31 Atrial fib

997.1 is more specific to cardiac arrest/heart failure etc. (post op). Whereas 427.31 is defined as irregular rapid atrial contractions. If the report doesn't state that the patient had some sort of arrest/failure I'd go with 427.31. You may need to rely more on the specifics of the report or inquire w/MD.
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