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ICD 10 Coding Alert

General Surgery:
Consolidate Esophageal Cancer Codes

Look for ‘in situ’ direct crosswalk. Here’s a rarity for you — you’ll have fewer specific codes to choose from in ICD-10 than ICD-9 — for esophageal cancer, that is. Although many conditions will have a direct crosswalk or an expansion to numerous, more-specific codes when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2014, the opposite will happen for malignant [...]