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patient with abdominal pain and bloating

Rebeka Posted Sun 15th of December, 2013 13:48:25 PM

A patient is admitted with abdominal pain and bloating, also has PMH of HTN, insulin requiring DM, and Alzheimers with dementia. He is discharged with a diagnosis of abcess of the intestine with a perforated colon due to diverticulitis. Would the principal diagnosis be 562.11 amd secondary be 567.22? Should we code the other diagnosis and what would the DRG be? Thank you!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of December, 2013 08:50:39 AM

Hi,

Our team is working in all your cases.

Thanks for being patient.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of December, 2013 06:40:08 AM

Report 562.11 as principal DX.

Sec. DXs are as follows:"569.5, 331.0, 294.10, 401.9, 250.00".

DRG for the presented scenario is 392.

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