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Consider the meaning of 'after study' and 'due to' when selecting a principal diagnosis

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, April 1, 2014

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A patient arrives at the ED with acute respiratory failure and congestive heart failure. The patient is admitted to the hospital and the physician treats both conditions. The physician documents "acute respiratory failure due to exacerbation of congestive heart failure." What is the principal diagnosis?

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