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JustCoding News: Inpatient, March 3, 2010

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I have a question about how to code acute exacerbation of chronic low back pain. Would you specify low back pain with ICD-9-CM code 724.2 as the principal diagnosis and then acute and chronic pain as the secondary diagnosis?

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