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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Oncology:

Coding Angiodysplasia of the Colon Is Tricky--And Will Get More Complex in October

Confirm the presence of hemorrhage to get to the right code. If your physician sees patients for bleeding in the stool, your diagnosis coding choice is currently guided by the presence or absence of hemorrhage—but that could change in October. ICD-9-CM: Depending on presence or absence of hemorrhage, angiodysplasia can be reported using the following two codes in ICD-9-CM: 569.84 [...]