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ICD 10 Coding Alert


Don't Get Mixed Up Over Mixed Hearing Loss Coding

ICD-10 won’t cover all options, so you could turn to ‘unspecified’ more often. Many of your current diagnosis codes will be expanded or more specific when you transition to ICD-10, but a big exception for otolaryngology is with conductive hearing loss. ICD-9 options: In ICD-9, conductive hearing loss diagnoses are specific to the location within the ear under category 389.0x [...]

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