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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Know the Anorectal Abscess Diagnoses

Question: How do we report an anorectal abscess under ICD-10? Subscriber Answer: When your physician sees a patient with an abscess causing pain in the anorectal region, you'll need the specifics that follow to report the right code. Your gastroenterologist will arrive at a diagnosis of anorectal abscess based on findings of history, signs and symptoms, examination, observational findings, imaging studies [...]