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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Dig Into the Options for Lymphadenopathy and Lymphadenitis

The terms are not interchangeable. If a patient sees your otolaryngologist because of enlarged lymph nodes in her neck, she might be diagnosed with lymphadenopathy or lymphadenitis. The two terms represent different conditions, however, so be sure to choose the correct diagnosis code based on your physician’s documentation. ICD-9 choices: When you still coded by ICD-9, you reported 785.6 (Enlargement [...]

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