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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Consider ‘Easy Bruising’ a Symptom

Question: Our provider recently mentioned “easy bruising” in his clinical notes. Is there any specific diagnosis code for easy bruising? Oklahoma Subscriber Answer: “Easy bruising” is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You would report the diagnosis code depending upon whether or not the provider identified a cause. If the cause is identified, you should code for the specific disease. However, if [...]

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