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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Documentation Spotlight:

Focus on Pancreatitis Pathology to Pick the Precise ICD-10 Codes

Shift focus from chronicity to pathology identification. ICD-10 offers a variety of codes to choose from when reporting pancreatitis and its related conditions. You need not get overwhelmed by the number if you specifically follow the documentation of the pathology, or underlying cause. Acute Pancreatitis: Seven Codes for Seven Causes The ICD-9 code 577.0 (Acute pancreatitis) maps to seven codes [...]

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