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Choosing Icd-9 Codes For Three Common Inpatient Conditions

Home Coding Choosing ICD-9 codes for three common inpatient conditions Choosing ICD-9 codes for three common inpatient conditions Related article: New Medicare rules for billing in 2014 While ICD-9-CM coding is key in identifying the symptoms and conditions treated during patient care, too many physicians dont take full advantage of ICD-9 codes. As a result, physicians and their institutions often dont get the credit they deserve for treating complex illnesses. Treat a patient for something as simple as hypertension, for example, and you can report a number of factors, all of which will help to truly reflect the patients severity of illness and the physicians effort treating that patient. You can specify whether the condition was stable, whether it was malignant, and whether there were any associated heart or Neglect to provide this level of detail, however, and your coding department will likely have to revert to unspecified ICD-9 codes. The ICD-9 manual lists several types of unspecified codes, including unspecified, NEC (not elsewhere classifiable, and NOS (not otherwise specified). Providing the most specific ICD-9 codes is important for several reasons. For one, many hospital Continue reading >>

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  1. jschies

    Hi,
    Lots of people have had problems with ketosis lately. I would like opinions on our feed program for our heavy bred girls. In the last month, or what we think is the last month, we feed 1 or 1 1/2 pounds goat feed, 1/2 pound calf manna, and 1/4 pound corn, plus a little alfalfa hay, along with regular hay and pasture. Our other goats get pasture, some hay, and some goat feed. We haven't had a problem with ketosis since we started that. Thoughts?? Have we just been lucky or is that a good program? The feed is just a cheap feed, but medicated and formulated for meat goats.

  2. fivemoremiles

    With that many calories being fed to your goats no wonder you have not had ketosis.
    Ketosis is the result of the kids taking up to much room and not leaving any for the does rumen. the doe then uses her fat supply. as the fat is burned ketones are left and then get deposited in the mussels of the doe. By making the doe exercise it will work the ketones out of the mussel.
    exercise in conjunction with high calorie packed food will prevent Ketosis.

  3. SalteyLove

    Your feed program does not sound bad. However, I would feed at least 2 lbs of alfalfa hay per doe per day to make sure their calcium needs are met. If you haven't had a problem, don't tinker! But do know to recognize the symptoms and how to begin treatment if ever needed...

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