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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

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Report This Dx Code for Intracranial Abscess

Question: The physician documented that the patient has an embolic cerebellar abscess. Which ICD-10 code should we report for this condition? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: You should report G06.0 (Intracranial abscess and granuloma) for this condition. Code G06.0 includes a number of other applicable diagnoses: Any part of the brain embolic abscess Embolic cerebral abscess Intracranial epidural abscess or granuloma Intracranial [...]

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