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ICD-10 Conventions-2

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When coding a diagnosis with both acute and chronic active, which is coded first? Acute, then chronic
If one code has both acute and chronic versions, and it is appropriate for the situation, should the code use the combined code or code each separately? Use the combined code
When coding sequelae, which is code coded first? the residual effect first or the cause of the residual effect?. code the residual effect first, then the cause of the residual is coded next.
What is the time-limit for recording residual effects? There is no time limit.
How many times can a coder use the same diagnosis code in one encounter? Only once.
If the patient has two different conditions that can be reported in a single diagnosis code, how many codes should be used? One
How many times can the same diagnosis code be used per patient? As many times as the condition is treated.
If there is no bilateral diagnosis code, what should the coder use if the condition is bilateral? Code each side separately.
What code should be used if the side is not indicated? Use code for unspecified side
Created by: ZonaB2