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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Diagnosis 473.8 Will Have Similar Descriptor in October

Just one more detail will separate it from your current choice. When your otolaryngologist diagnoses paralysis of the vocal cords, you might not always have enough details to report whether it is partial or complete, unilateral or bilateral. In those circumstances, you currently submit ICD-9 code 478.30 (Unspecified paralysis of vocal cords). You may also apply the same code when [...]

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