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Primary Care Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Use Provider Documentation Only to Code Acute, Chronic Conditions

Question: When should I code for an acute form of a condition as opposed to a chronic form? I can find no 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? Florida Subscriber Answer: You are correct in saying [...]