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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Watch for More Codes to Explain Complications of Emphysema

You’ll move from two diagnosis options to five. Underlying conditions can make a difference in how your anesthesia provider cares for a patient, so being aware of circumstances helps during the procedure and when you code the claim. One example is emphysema, which will double its diagnosis choices when ICD-10 becomes effective in October. ICD-9 coding: Today, when you report [...]

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