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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Malignant Esophageal Tumor Makes Your Reporting Easier Next Year

This update bucks the trend of expanding into multiple codes. Here’s a surprise: you’ll encounter fewer specific codes in ICD-10 than ICD-9 for malignant esophageal neoplasms. You may have noticed that many conditions have a direct crosswalk or an expansion to numerous, more-specific codes when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2015, but the opposite seems to be the [...]