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Combination codes




Review the Official Coding Guidelines for chapter-specific rules for coding pressure ulcer stages.;Review the coding of pressure or decubitus ulcers based on the body location and the stage of the ulcer. Review the descriptions of the four ulcer stages.;Why is this important? How are the ?combination codes? used? How is staging determined?;How does the stage of pressure ulcer impact length of stay, present on admission, other reimbursement issues? What does a coder need to know in coding these particular diagnoses?;Be specific in your responses and support your answers with examples or other documentation.;200 words and references


Paper#35253 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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