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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Code for Adenoid Hypertrophy Will Have 1:1 Switch

Tip: Documentation of ‘enlargement of adenoids’ signals same condition. The adenoids are tonsil-like glands located at the back of the nose. When a patient is diagnosed with hypertrophy of adenoids, it means he has enlarged adenoid tissues that can potentially block nasal passages completely or cause sleep disturbances.  Code choice: If the otolaryngologist documents hypertrophy of adenoids, you should report [...]

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