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Q: You're a coder who's reviewing the record of a 62-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and minor chest pain. The doctor diagnosed the patient with
Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and you assigned a code of 482.41. Additionally, you coded decompensated chronic systolic congestive heart failure (as documented by the physician) as 428.22 and 428.0. The coding system grouped the information into MS-DRG 178 (RW: 1.4860). The hospital has a base rate of $4,500. Which of the following is the principal diagnosis? A. 178 B. 428.0 C. 428.22 D. 482.41
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