By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS – Director of Coding Services, Medical Record Associates, LLC

Here are some common coding situations which have Coding Clinic references but for which I often find are missed.

When a patient has a diagnosis of a known history of systolic CHF – how is this coded?
This is coded to chronic systolic CHF (I50.42) due to the patient’s known history (Coding Clinic 3Q 2008, p. 12-13).