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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Appendicitis Coding Remains Painless After Changeover

Other diseases of appendix get more accuracy from next year. Think of a gastroenterology practice and you get visions of patients with abdominal pain. Abdominal pain most commonly translates to appendicitis, so understanding how to report appendicitis will reduce your pains in the long run after ICD-10 comes into play from next October.  Background: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the [...]


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