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These GI Symptoms May Point to This Dx

Question: I am doing my best to prepare for the ICD-10 coding changes, but I’m still struggling with some similar-sounding conditions. I’m wondering what the difference is between diverticulosis and diverticulitis. How should I code these conditions? Illinois Subscriber Answer: Diverticulosis (such as K57.30, Diverticulosis of large intestine without perforation or abscess without bleeding) occurs when 3 mm – 3 cm “diverticula,” or pockets, [...]

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