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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Check Surgeon's Record for Necessary Details About Acute on Chronic Respiratory Failure

Plus: Watch whether the patient’s condition merits a higher P status modifier.  When your anesthesia provider is present during surgery for a patient with acute exacerbation on chronic respiratory failure, an accurate diagnosis is important for documentation’s sake – and might also boost your bottom line.  ICD-9: Currently, you report acute exacerbation on chronic respiratory failure with 518.84 (Acute and [...]

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