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Homework Help: Medical Coding

Posted by Angela on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 9:51pm.

The patient is an 18-day old baby girl admitted after it was noticed she was placed on intravenous Cefotaxime and Ampicillin, later changed to Cefotaxime and Clindamycin. A culture taken from the umbilical corstump grew Straphylococcus aureus and Grouo H streptocooccus. After the first day, there was great improvement, and the baby continued to improve. she remained aferbile, has continued to eat very well, and she shows no signof abdominal tenderness or peritonitis. The m other was instructed to watch the child closely and to notify the office if there is any redevelopment of the redness, swelling or discharge. Recheck in 2 weeks for 1 month checkup. Discharge diagnosis: Staphylococcus aureus and Group H stra
ptococcus omphalitis of the newborn. What codes are assigned? ICD-9-CM Diagnosis codes with POA indicator

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