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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Code Definitive Dx, When Known

Question: Often, the physician will list several symptoms and signs that the patient is experiencing, along with a definitive diagnosis at the top of the note. Should we list all of those diagnosis codes on the claim? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: Occasionally, you'll report sign and symptoms as secondary diagnoses, even if your gastroenterologist has assigned a definitive diagnosis for a [...]