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Pay-Per-View: Updated sepsis, pain management coding

Compliance Monitor, January 23, 2008

ICD-9 guidelines

Although there are not any surprising changes to the new ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, they do contain significant guidance to assist in coding sepsis and the correct use of pain code category 338. The guidelines also introduce a new code for avian flu.

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