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When acute respiratory failure isn't really acute respiratory failure

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, July 1, 2015

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Respiratory failure, whether acute or chronic and whether following surgery or not, is one diagnosis that is always an easy target for those who abuse the documentation and assignment of ICD codes.

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