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EM Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Provide Deep Dx Detail With 7th Character, X Placeholder Smarts

Longer Dx codes might require this ‘placeholder’ character. If you’re still getting used to the ICD-10 diagnosis system, you’re not alone. Many medical practices are having growing pains while adopting this huge new diagnosis coding system. Getting your ICD-10 codes as accurate as possible, however, is the best way to prove medical necessity for your patients’ E/M services. Two issues: [...]