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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Diagnosis Spotlight:

Let 'Z' Codes be Your Friends When Ordering Neonatal Tests

If you have definitive test results before submitting your claim, do this. Pediatricians frequently order tests on newborns, often requiring your office to provide the proper diagnosis code on lab requisitions. Choosing the correct ICD-10 code when you do not yet know a diagnosis means relying on Z codes to ensure the appropriate tests are ordered. Depending on whether the test [...]