Billing Chapter 4 - ICD-9-CM

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Enclose words that do not affect code assigment: Arteriosclerosis (obliterans) (senile)

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Arteriosclerotic heart disease [ASHD]

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Anthrax, with pheumonia 022.1 [484.5]

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Identify recquired descriptions for exclusion and inclusion notes
528.0 Stomatitis
Excludes:stomatitis:
acute necrotizing ulcerative (10)
aphthous (528.2)
gangrenous (528.1)
herpetic (054.2)
Vincent's (101)

Section mark(s)

662 Long labor
662.0 Prolonged First Stage
[0,1,3]

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