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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Try Utilizing Combo Dx Code for Influenza, Ear Infection

Question: A computed tomography (CT) scan is performed on a patient with a chronic middle ear infection. The indication also notes a positive influenza test result. The provider does not state whether or not the conditions are related. I’d like to report these two conditions separately, but another coder suggests I use a combination code. Alabama Subscriber Answer: Despite the [...]