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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Coding Update:

Combat the Challenges of Coding Symptoms and Definitive Diagnoses for Outpatient Services

Hint: Understand the disease process and its associated symptoms. Knowing how to code when reporting a symptom, definitive diagnosis, or both, can be challenging because the rules make it complicated. Read on to refresh your knowledge of the various guidelines and their implications. Starting point: Conditions that are intrinsic to a disease should not be reported as additional codes. For [...]