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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Add More Options,Better Specificity For Diverticulosis Reporting

Hint: Hemorrhage and anatomical location still play a role in code selection. When your clinician diagnoses diverticulosis, you will have a new code for reporting diverticula in both the small and large intestine – an option that was not available when using the ICD-9 system of codes. ICD-9: When reporting a diagnosis of diverticulosis, you’ll currently have to report from [...]