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Take cues from the note: How to navigate ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ conditions

Effective Mar 11, 2021
Published Mar 15, 2021
Last Reviewed Mar 11, 2021
Question: We are struggling to get our providers to document whether the problems they are treating are acute, chronic or acute on chronic. I have not found a guide or publication that instructs coders what to do if this important information is missing except to query the provider. This is causing a lot of upset within our office and I’m wondering if this is one of those issues for which we should create our own internal policy for documentation?

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