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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Look Ahead to Additional Code Choices for Acute Tonsillitis

ICD-10 will help you assign more accurate diagnoses. Acute tonsillitis might be one of the most common diagnoses your otolaryngologist assigns, and one of the easiest for you to code. ICD-9 has only one choice for the condition: 463 (Acute tonsillitis). The code includes several types of tonsillitis, including follicular, gangrenous, septic, viral, suppurative, and ulcerative. ICD-10 changes: When you [...]

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