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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert


Prep Now for New Pneumonia Diagnosis Code

Starting this October, you’ll be required to report J18.9 for pneumonia. Although your Part B practice has grown accustomed to reporting a code from the 486 series for patients with pneumonia, that will change dramatically in October, when you’re required to start billing under the ICD-10 system. ICD-9 Coding Rules: Currently, the ICD-9-CM code set provides one diagnosis code for [...]