Influenza combo code
I have a question about the Influenza combo codes (J11.*). When you have Influenza with encephalopathy (J11.81) and you have further specificity of the encephalopathy (ie- Toxic, Metabolic, Toxic Metabolic, Hypertensive, Hepatic, etc) can you code the specified encephalopathy as the secondary dx to Influenza with encephalopathy or is this 'double dipping"? I do not see an excludes note for that.
Patty Vitasinski RN CCDS