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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Prepare for Direct Switch for Laryngeal Spasm Coding Later This Year

You’ll have a single code, but don’t misreport with a less specific option.   When ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, you will shift from 478.75 (Laryngeal spasm) to J38.5 when coding for laryngeal spasm. The two codes share the same descriptor, which means you will not have to adopt any significant changes when documenting, coding and billing the ICD-10 [...]

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