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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Check Laterality for Hearing Loss

Question: Our physician documented a diagnosis of mixed hearing loss in a patient who was receiving chemotherapy. Which code should you report for mixed hearing loss? Michigan Subscriber Answer: You’ll find multiple options in ICD-10-CM for mixed hearing loss. The correct diagnosis code will depend on the physician’s documentation. The codes available differentiate between unilateral and bilateral, as well as [...]