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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Get to Know Expanded Tonsillitis Code Set That Takes Effect Next Year

You’ll say goodbye to codes 463 and 474.00 effective Oct. 1, 2014. Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils, usually caused by an infection. Patients typically present to your practice with this condition complaining of a sore throat, pain, difficulty swallowing and sneezing, and swollen tonsils. Since you probably see this condition often, you may know the applicable ICD-9 codes [...]

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