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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Mark Unspecified Meningitis With This Dx

Question: The provider performs a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for an established patient with meningitis. The trouble is, the provider didn’t detail the type of bacteria that caused the meningitis. In cases like this, which ICD-10 code would be most appropriate? California Subscriber Answer: Obviously, you should check with the provider to see if you can get more info before [...]