AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2007 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Postoperative Anemia

What is the correct code assignment for postoperative anemia? Coding Clinic Second Quarter 1992, pages 15-16, stated, "If the physician documents postoperative anemia in the medical record, but does not label the condition as a complication, assign code 285.1, Acute posthemorrhagic anemia." Is this advice still valid? ...

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