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Coding the principal diagnosis and POA status

Hospital coders must be able to determine the reason for an admission and to differentiate conditions present on admission (POA) from those that develop during an inpatient stay. Learn how to effectively decipher documentation to identify the principal diagnosis and conditions that were POA.

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