Coding Tip of the Month – May 2017

UASI Coding Tip of the Month

Scenario: A patient is admitted for a cholecystectomy and during the medical clearance the patient is diagnosed with “Stage A heart failure”. The patient has hypertension, DM, and a family history of cardiomyopathy. How is the heart failure coded? Answer: Assign code Z91.89 Other specified personal risk factors for Stage A heart failure. Assign additional…

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