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Topic Originator: cee
Post Date April 3, 2012 @ 9:27 AM
code diagnosis

April 3, 2012 @ 9:27 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We keep reading that we shouldn't code diagnosis that isn't treated even if the doctor lists it in his final diagnoses.  

My question is, if chronic anxiety syndrome is listed as a discharge diagnosis but the patient doesn't get any meds for it while in the hospital, do you code it?  Patient takes meds prn for anxiety but patient was ony here one day and discharged.

May 22, 2012 @ 3:47 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

since the pt. is taking meds prn for anxiety I would code it.  Mental Health Coder

Dorothy Steed
June 13, 2012 @ 8:19 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

From a hospital coding prospective, the accepted protocol is any diagosis that the physician must manage, or it affects the management of the patient is to be coded.  Asking yourself this question usually clarifies the issue.

June 14, 2012 @ 8:44 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We code any condition documented by the doctor.  We also get paid for every code we bill.

June 14, 2012 @ 4:33 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I must agree with Dorothy. There is a difference between correct coding and getting paid.

June 30, 2012 @ 9:08 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We bill a 99215 using modifier 59 and code 300.01 weve never had a denial.   We use this with all insurance companies.

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