CWTC [Episode 44] Myopathy vs Atrophy, Tiering in IRF, Class 3 Obesity vs Morbid Obesity - Make Your Revenue Smarter

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In Episode 44, Paula Digby first answers a questions about the use of myopathy as principal diagnosis. An anonymous questioner was concerned about tiering for a patient with diabetes mellitus with complications; and another questioner brought us Class 3 obesity as a diagnosis instead of morbid or severe obesity. Ms Digby explains the current distinction(s).

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