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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

ICD-10:

New 'J' Code Will Replace 034.0 for Strep Throat Dx Under ICD-10

Fortunately, however, coding choices for this condition won’t expand dramatically. Your otolaryngology practice probably sees patients with symptoms of strep throat every day, and this common illness is marked by pain and redness in the throat, potential fever, and sometimes a rash. ICD-9 Coding Rules: When using the ICD-9-CM code set, you report 034.0 (Streptococcal sore throat) if the patient [...]