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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Acute Sinusitis Follows 1-to-1 Switch in October 2014

Tip: Watch for comorbidities or other conditions you can report. Currently, when the otolaryngologist reports a diagnosis of frontal acute sinusitis, you have a single diagnosis choice: 461.1 (Acute sinusitis, frontal). Once ICD-10-CM becomes effective in October 2014, diagnosis 461.1 will map directly to J01.10 (Acute frontal sinusitis, unspecified). ICD-10-CM change: The only difference in descriptor wording between 461.1 and [...]

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