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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Focus on Obstruction for Successful Acute Laryngitis Coding

Don’t miss the change to separate code families under ICD-10.  Part of the physical exam for diagnosing acute laryngitis includes looking for the presence or absence of obstruction. That single detail can help guide your diagnosis selection under ICD-9. If there is no obstruction, you assign 464.00 (Acute laryngitis; without obstruction). If an obstruction is present, you assign 464.01 (Acute [...]

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