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asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th March, 2020

What is the ICD 10 code for sepsis due to UTI?

A41. 51 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

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In respect to this, how do you code sepsis for UTI?

coli UTI, then A41. 5-(Sepsis due to Escherichia coli) is the PDX followed by the diagnosis of UTI (N39. 0-Urinary tract infection, site not specified) as a SDX code. Note, in this case no additional code was added for the E.

Likewise, how do you code sepsis? The coding of severe sepsis requires a minimum of two codes: first a code for the underlying systemic infection, followed by a code from subcategory R65. 2, Severe sepsis. If the causal organism is not documented, assign code A41. 9, Sepsis, unspecified organism, for the infection.

Keeping this in view, can sepsis be coded as primary diagnosis?

ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting direct us that “if severe sepsis is present on admission and meets the definition of principal diagnosis, the underlying systemic infection should be assigned as principal diagnosis followed by the appropriate code from subcategory R65.

Can bacteremia be coded as principal diagnosis?

Clinically, the physician may not be differentiating the diagnoses as two different things, even though coding does. Now, bacteremia is the principal diagnosis, it won't change your DRG, though it could certainly affect quality concerns and medical necessity.

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