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Look for Dedicated Asperger's Code

Question: We are accustomed to reporting the “other specified pervasive developmental disorder” code 299.8x for Asperger’s patients, but we heard that this diagnosis will have its own code under ICD-10. Can you explain what it will be and how to use it? Subscriber Answer: You heard correctly. New code F84.5 will describe Asperger’s syndrome, no longer requiring you to report an [...]

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