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Old 06-04-2012, 09:22 PM
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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.
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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.

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