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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Enjoy Straightforward Transition For Paralytic Ileus With K56.0

Hint: Distinguish from gallstone ileus or duodenal ileus to correctly nail the diagnosis. When your gastroenterologist diagnoses paralytic ileus, you’ll be relieved to know that there is not much variation in the way you’ll report this diagnosis using ICD-10 codes except for a few changes to the list of inclusions and exclusions currently in use with the ICD-9 system of [...]

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