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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Use This Option for This Unspecified Condition

Question: Which ICD-10 code should we report if the physician did not specify the bacteria that caused the patient’s meningitis? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: When your physician does not specify the type of bacteria that caused the meningitis, you should report either G00.9 (Bacterial meningitis, unspecified) or G04.2 (Bacterial meningoencephalitis and meningomyelitis, not elsewhere classified). You should report ICD-10 code G00.9 [...]