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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:

K56.3 Provides Simple One-to-one Transition For Gallstone Ileus

Hint: Distinguish from duodenal ileus to correctly nail the diagnosis. When you begin using ICD-10 codes after Oct.1, 2014, you’ll continue to report a diagnosis of gallstone ileus without much deviation from the way you reported this diagnosis with ICD-9 codes. ICD-9: When your clinician’s diagnosis is gallstone ileus, you’ll have to report it with the ICD-9 code, 560.31 (Gallstone [...]