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Pediatric Coding Alert


Consider 'K' Codes for Umbilical Hernia Services Next Year

You’ll say goodbye to code 553.1 effective Oct. 1, 2014. Umbilical hernias are fairly common in infants, and occur when part of the child’s intestine protrudes through an opening in his abdominal muscles. Parents who see a protruding navel may bring their child into see the pediatrician showing concern about the condition, but in most cases, these conditions resolve on [...]

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