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ICD 10 Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Look to Provider, not Time Period

Question: When should I code for an acute form of a condition as opposed to a chronic form? I can’t find any clarification in ICD-10, but I seem to remember that anything under four weeks is regarded as acute and anything over four weeks would be coded as chronic? Is this true? Washington Subscriber Answer: You are correct in saying [...]