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Nail Down Specific Code for Non-Specific Pain

Question: A new patient reported to our office complaining of pain in his lower abdomen. After a level-two evaluation and management (E/M) service, the gastroenterologist diagnoses "abdominal tenderness." What is the correct ICD-10 code for this condition? Subscriber Answer: In order to choose the correct diagnosis code for this encounter, you're going to need some more specifics either from [...]