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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Focus on a Single Code for Unspecified Acute Respiratory Infections in 2014

J06.9 will be an easy replacement for 465.9. Your otolaryngologist might diagnose an upper respiratory tract infection (or upper respiratory infection, URI) when any of the components of the patient’s upper airway become infected. Possible sites of infection include the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx. URIs are some of the most common causes of doctor visits, with symptoms ranging [...]