Q:Could you please explain unrelated surgical procedure DRGs? For example, a patient with a principal diagnosis of pneumonia whose surgical procedure transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), MS-DRG 168. Also can you explain how we can differentiate between...Read More »
A diabetic patient is admitted with gangrene. The physician does not specifically link the diabetes and the gangrene, but alsodoes not document any other potential cause of the gangrene. Should you code both conditions?
In ICD-9-CM, coders can assume a cause-and-effect...Read More »