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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Capture Full Patient Picture with Z Codes

Z codes are your keys to documenting chronic conditions or underlying physical or social circumstances that can affect a patient’s current health status or treatment. According to the ICD-10-CM chapter guidelines, “Z codes indicate a reason for an encounter.” The guidelines further explain that codes in the Z00-Z99 range “are provided to deal with occasions when circumstances other than a [...]