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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

You Be the Coder:
Should You Always Code Smoking Status?

Question: At the beginning of the J section in the ICD10-CM manual, there is a note to code also, “where applicable,” the smoking status of a patient. Does “where applicable” pertain to where the code also is noted in the tabular or if it pertains to where the provider notes a smoking status in a record? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: The [...]


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