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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Otolaryngology:
Enlargement of Lymph Nodes Will Have an Easy Code Switch for ICD-10

Remember to look for – and code – additional conditions. If you come across notes from the otolaryngologist about “lymphadenopathy,” it means the patient has an abnormal enlargement of lymph nodes. Diagnosis coding under ICD-9 points you to 785.6 (Enlargement of lymph nodes). The code also applies to the term “swollen glands,” and excludes lymphadenitis. ICD-10 changes: When ICD-10 takes [...]

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