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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Tachycardia Descriptor Will Remain the Same, But Your Usage Might Change

Rely on the index to keep your coding for sinus tachycardia on the right path. Cardiac conditions can sometimes increase the risk of administering anesthesia during a patient’s procedure. Such is the case with 785.0 (Tachycardia unspecified), which is a higher than normal heart rate when the patient is at rest. You may see this diagnosis documented when the patient’s [...]

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