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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Change Your Coding Mindset for Gastric Ulcers Under ICD-10

Chronicity and hemorrhage will outweigh obstructions in code choices. When you report gastric ulcer diagnoses after ICD-10 goes into effect in October 2014, you won’t need to focus as much on obstructions. But you will need to concentrate on chronicity, along with presence or absence of hemorrhage and perforations. Take Current Code Options to the 5th Digit For gastric ulcer [...]

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