ACUTE (only) CHF with PDX HTN HEART DISEASE

When ACUTE (only) SYSTOLIC / DIASTOLIC CHF is assigned with PDX HTN heart disease, (I110) it is an MCC (since Oct 2018). (Acute on chronic CHF remains an MCC when PDX is HTN Heart and CKD dis)

But when you assign ACUTE (only) COMBINED SYST / DIAST CHF it is not considered an MCC..

Our coding QA explained it is on the excludes list but had no further information on why combined CHF would be excluded as an MCC when systolic/diastolic only CHF are not.

Anyone have information on why this would be?

Thank you!

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