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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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    You're a coder who's reviewing the record of a 62-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and minor chest 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 document by the physician) as 428.22 and 428.0 The coding system group the information into MS-DRG 178 (RW:1.4860). The hospital has a base rate of $4,500. Which of the following is the principal diagnosis? A. 482 B. 428.22 C. 178 D. 428.0

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