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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Understand Guidelines to Accurately Document Adverse Effects

Question: A patient arrives for an evaluation and management (E/M) visit following chemotherapy for metastatic squamous neck cancer. The reason for the visit states “throat pain from vomiting following chemotherapy.” What ICD-10-CM code(s) should I apply? Kansas Subscriber Answer: When determining the proper ICD-10-CM code for an adverse effect, context is key. Many coders are guilty of improperly coding scenarios [...]

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