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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Documentation:
Reflect "With or Without Ascites" When Reporting Alcoholic Cirrhosis of Liver

Look at detailed exclusions list to differentiate other causes of cirrhosis. If your gastroenterologist diagnoses alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver after Oct.1, 2014, be ready to check patient documentation in detail — you will need to assess presence or absence of ascites as it will alter the ICD-10 code that you will select to correctly report the condition. Capture Single [...]

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