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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Anesthesiology:

Go Beyond 'Morbid Obesity' for Bariatric Surgery Patients

A single diagnosis isn’t sufficient justification under ICD-10. “Morbid obesity” might have been your go-to diagnosis for anesthesia during bariatric surgery in the past, but you need more than that to meet today’s requirements. What you need: ICD-10 coding guidelines stipulate that you report additional diagnoses to further define the patient’s condition. Many payers also require evidence of co-morbid conditions [...]



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