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Gastroenterology Coding Alert


Get Ready for Location Specificity in Reporting Crohn's Disease

Be sure to denote the complications or lack thereof in your fifth and sixth digits. As the official date for ICD-10 transition has been announced as Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 updates will keep you ahead of the curve. Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a chronic inflammatory condition that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal [...]