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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Test Your Tendinitis Typing Skills

Question: During the course of an evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient complaining of shoulder pain, the provider diagnoses tendinitis. Notes indicate an expanded problem focused history and examination, and low-level medical decision making (MDM). Should I submit an ICD-10 code for shoulder pain, tendinitis, or both? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: Once the provider confirms a diagnosis, [...]