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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM Basics:
Decipher Excludes1 Notes For Correct Dx Coding

Let the latest Coding Clinic provide direction. When you spy the Excludes1 note under an ICD-10-CM code you’re about to assign based on a pathology report, you know your diagnosis selection just got more complicated. If you’re confused about which code you should choose in these cases, you’re not alone. “Coding Excludes1 notes has been a controversial topic among many [...]