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DIagnosis of CMV and DDD on a patient with HIV

Rebeka Posted Sun 15th of December, 2013 12:54:54 PM

A patient is admitted to the hospital and has a diagnosis of cytomegalovirus and DDD. The patient also has HIV . Would I code 042 first as the principal diagnosis and then 078.50 and 722.52 and the secondary diagnosis? Also what would the DRG be? Thank you!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of December, 2013 08:50:03 AM

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SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of December, 2013 05:05:58 AM

I agree with your coding. Report "042, 078.5, 722.52." DRG for the presented scenario is 976.

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