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ICD9 code

Melissa Posted Wed 02nd of January, 2013 16:03:44 PM

pt has an INFECTED renal cyst is ~590.9~ or ~593.2~ correct also the second dx is sepsis which is ~995.91~r do I go with the ~995.90~?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of January, 2013 17:52:33 PM

CMS explains you can't ever list sepsis as a patient's primary diagnosis. If a patient has sepsis on admission and it meets the definition of a primary diagnosis, then you should first assign the underlying systemic infection code.

Better code would be 593.89 here.


Melissa Posted Mon 07th of January, 2013 12:32:31 PM

thank you why the `593.89 OVER THE 593.2~ as the later states cyst of kidney? thank you

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