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Five tips for coding postoperative or post-traumatic infections with operating room procedures

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, April 1, 2010

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RACs already are validating countless MS-DRGs in hospitals nationwide, and the number of eligible targets continues to grow. Among the list of approved audit issues for HealthDataInsights and Connolly Healthcare are three MS-DRGs on which coders should keep a watchful eye:

  • 856 (postoperative or post-traumatic infection with operating room [OR] procedure with MCC)
  • 857 (postoperative or post-traumatic infection with OR procedure with CC)
  • 858 (postoperative or post-traumatic infection with OR procedure without CC or MCC)

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