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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Nail Down Functional Dyspepsia Dx

Question: We recently saw a 55-year-old established male patient with complaints of heartburn and severe upper abdominal pain. The physician performed an E/M service and several tests (including endoscopy) and confirmed a diagnosis of dyspepsia. How should we report functional dyspepsia? Supercoder subscriber Answer: In most cases, a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia has to be reported with K30 (Functional dyspepsia). [...]