Atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: Atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter
ICD10 code: I48
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: Tachyarrythmias
Charlson/ALERT Scale: none
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: none
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    • I48
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Repeated events

If this happens repeatedly during the same ward or unit stay, only code it the first time it happens, rather than each time it happens. See ICD10 codes only coded the first time for other diagnoses coded this way.

Example:   
  • A person has a self-limited episode of A-fib. It goes away and then recurs. Only code the first one.
  • A person has a self-limited episode of A-fib. It goes away but then he has an episode of V-tach. As this is a different diagnosis, both of these should be listed, but only code once each.
  • Patient comes in with hypokalemia. It’s treated and remits, but the next day it recurs. Only code the first time.
  • Code this as a comorbidity, even if it's not being treated. This differs from the pre-ICD10 rules.
  • If it is stable, and is not part of the reason for the current admission, then there is no need to also code it as an admit code.

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