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Ask the expert: What is the appropriate ICD-9-CM code for postpartum cardiomyopathy in a patient who is one year postpartum? Is it 674.54 or 425.4?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 23, 2007

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A: The correct code is 674.54. Please see Coding Clinic, fourth quarter, 2003, p. 65.

Editor's note: Sandy Sillman, RHIT, PAHM, DRG coordinator for Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, answered these questions in the July 2007 issue of Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies. For more information, click here.



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