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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Get Clarity on Reporting Laryngopharyngitis

Question: Which diagnosis code should I use to report reflux laryngopharyngitis? Supercoder subscriber Answer: This is a challenging diagnosis to report because there are technically two diagnoses at play — laryngopharyngeal reflux and laryngopharyngitis. According to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, laryngopharyngeal reflux is “a form of gastroesophageal reflux disease that produces prominent symptoms and signs in the pharynx and larynx characterized by [...]