CWTC [Episode 78] Need for Z992, 3 Etiologics for IRFPAI, Left Heart Cath Reporting - Make Your Revenue Smarter

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In Episode 78, Paula Digby describes appropriate use of code Z99.2 in the IRF and explains dependence on renal dialysis. Next, she replies to a query regarding three required codes for the etiologic diagnosis on the IRF-PAI. The final question is from a facility regarding an outpatient heart catheterization for a patient admitted for chest pain. 

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