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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Cardiology:
443.9 Will Translate to I73.9 for Next Year's PVD Cases

Check the I73.- range notes to keep up with all excluded diagnoses. When documentation shows that a patient has peripheral vascular disease without getting more detailed, you have to use an unspecified code for your claim. Be sure you know where to turn when you swap ICD-9 for ICD-10 in 2014. ICD-9-CM Code 443.9, Peripheral vascular disease unspecified ICD-10-CM Code I73.9, [...]

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