AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Use Additional Code Note for Causal Organism for Localized Infection and Sepsis

A patient with mental status change is admitted and after diagnostic studies, the provider diagnosed sepsis due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) urinary tract infection (UTI). What are the appropriate code assignments for this diagnostic statement? There is confusion among coding professionals regarding the application of the instructional note stating: “Use additional code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent” at code N39.0, Urinary tract infection, site not specified, versus assigning a code that identifies both sepsis and the infectious agent. ...

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