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When to Utilize HIV code and AIDS code?

Q: “What is the distinction in between AIDS and HIV? How do I understand when to utilize the AIDS code (B20) rather of the HIV code (Z21)? What function, if any, do ‘Opportunistic Infections’ play?”.

The additional we get into coding for risk adjustment, coding for inpatient environment, and simply coding for great quality, the more we’re going to find, we as coders have to better comprehend clinical conditions and we can’t accept the providers to record clearly in coder lingo. And, we require to stop expecting them to state clearly, “Oh, this patient has symptomatic HIV versus asymptomatic HIV” which is the distinction in how the codes are worded.

Let’s take a minute and talk about the distinction in between the 2 conditions from a medical point of view and after that we’ll talk about the codes.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency virus. If we have actually got the body attacking their own immune system, it’s going to progressively get worse, there’s going to be more of these HIV virus cells establish in the patient’s body and it’s going to attack more and more of the immune system and they’re going to get weaker and weaker from a defense perspective, and they’re going to get ill a lot easier.





More Information about hiv code:.


[PDF] HIV/AIDS Care: The Diagnosis Code – The AIDS Institute.…/HIV-AIDS%20 Care%20- …
The AIDS Institute.
Describe the value of correct code sequencing. – Identify the various ICD-9-CM codes for symptomatic HIV/AIDS, asymptomatic HIV,. HIV 2 and inconclusive …

2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 042: Human immunodeficiency infection … Volume1/001 …/042 htm
2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 042: Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease.

HIV Codes and Standards – When Do You Use V Code vs. O Code.
On the HIV codes, when do you utilize the V code versus the O code? Would you code the client as being active if they have a history of it? …




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  1. lal Jad August 2, 2016 at 8:05 am -

    thank you very much

  2. lal Jad August 2, 2016 at 8:17 am -

    i have shared your video on a facebook group that belongs to doctors who are preparing medical exams ,hope it is ok .thank you very much

  3. Cathy Bourner August 30, 2016 at 2:39 am -

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