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Pediatric Coding Alert

Latest 'Excludes1' Guideline May Alter Your Diagnosis Coding

You’ve been using ICD-10 for nearly four months now, so it’s likely that you’ve run into a few hiccups along the way—particularly involving the “Excludes1” notations in your diagnosis coding manual. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has addressed that issue, creating a new temporary guideline that will help you report multiple diagnoses together. “There are circumstances that have [...]