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Pediatric Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Prep Now for Next Year's Croup Coding Transition

Be ready to signify the cause of the croup under ICD-10. Coding for children with croup has always been fairly straightforward because ICD-9 offers just one diagnosis code for the condition, which is 464.4. Fortunately, when ICD-10 takes effect next year, you’ll get the benefit of a one-to-one conversion. Croup results from inflammation around the patient’s larynx and windpipe, causing [...]

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