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Pediatric Coding Alert


Confirm Obesity Specifics for Diagnosis Coding Options

Yes, even pediatric patients can reach the ‘morbid’ category. In the not-too-distant past, some payers didn’t allow obesity codes as pediatric diagnoses—but that is changing, as pediatricians address obese patients for a variety of diagnoses, management situations, and counseling issues. However, just as many practices were getting accustomed to the ICD-9 codes for this condition, the system changed over to [...]

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