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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Know Your Choices for Normal Hearing Test Results

Question: A patient came to our office with a chief complaint of hearing loss. Her examination and hearing test had normal results. What diagnosis should we assign? Colorado Subscriber Answer: The most appropriate option depends on the circumstances and your provider’s documentation. Here are a few possibilities: H91.9- (Unspecified hearing loss …) – Under ICD-9, this was 389.9. Report this code if [...]

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