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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Ask for Clear Documentation for Reporting Acute on Chronic Respiratory Failure

Code choices will hinge on presence of hypercapnia or hypoxia. Treating patients who have chronic conditions can change how an anesthesiologist provides care in some circumstances, and might even allow for additional reimbursement. One example is a patient undergoing a procedure who has been diagnosed with acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure. ICD-9: Currently, providers have three diagnosis choices in [...]

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