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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Are You Using All Your Options for Sialoadenitis Coding?

Don’t forget you have 4 diagnoses now. When the otolaryngologist diagnoses sialoadenitis – inflammation of the salivary glands due to obstruction of the gland or a duct – you now have four codes to help report the condition more accurately. In the past: ICD-9 only had one general diagnosis for the condition: 527.2 (Sialoadenitis). This code also applied to parotitis, [...]