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Homework Help: Reimbursement Methodologies

Posted by Mary on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:55am.

Your're a coder who's reviewing the record of a 62-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with shorness of breath and minor ches pain. The doctor diagnosed the patient with Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and you assigned a code of 482.41. Additionally, you coded decompensated chronic systolic congestive heart failure (as documented by the physician) as 428.22 and 428.0. The hospital has a base rate of $4,500.00 Which of the following is the principal diagnosis? a - 482., b - 428.22, c - 428.0, d - 178

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