SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (READ)

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See DIAGNOSTIC CODING for details on coding and Clinical Coding for their usage.

Secondary is a classification of PATIENT DIAGNOSIS CODING SIGNIFICANCE.

For CDS purposes there may be up to 13 secondary diagnoses recorded. 

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plural SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (READ)