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sepsis for chorio

Cathy Posted Tue 08th of March, 2016 16:53:01 PM

I have a question on billing for a patient with chorioamniotis that became septic at 18 weeks.
The patient had S&C done for acute chorioamniotis and was in the hospital for 3 days for sepsis
the procedure code is 59812 and the Dx code I would use is O41.1220, Z3A.18. I am not sure what sepsis code I would use ( the patient was in the hospital on antibiotics. Also do I add a modifier for the daily vists (24) billing the daily hospital vists 99231. do I need to add a modifier on the hospital procure
Thank you
Cathy

SuperCoder Answered Wed 09th of March, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Thanks for the Query

In my opinion dx code given here are correct and dx code for sepsis is O03.37 and modifier 24 is applicable for the given scenario.

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