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Anesthesia Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Ask for More Details in Tachycardia Cases

The first-stop descriptor isn’t always your best choice. A patient having a history of rapid heart beat, also known as tachycardia, is a special consideration for your anesthesia provider before and during surgery. Be aware that you’ll be turning to R00.0 for a rapid heart beat in ICD-10, instead of 785.0 that you’ve used for years. But – experts say [...]


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