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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Know the Diagnosis Codes That Support 31575

Question: Which diagnosis codes support 31575?  Ohio Subscriber  Answer: Medical policies differ regarding diagnoses that support performing 31575 (Laryngoscopy, flexible fiberoptic; diagnostic). But some indications for 31575 may be: Airway obstruction (chronic, 496; NEC, 519.8) Aspiration, chronic (507.0, Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food or vomitus) Cough, chronic (786.2) Dysphagia (787.2x) Dyspnea (786.09). You may use the ICD-9 code associated with the indication [...]