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Primary Care Coding Alert

Case Study Corner:
Can You Code These Sinusitis Encounters?

Know how to code the condition while active, when resolved. A 59-year-old male patient reports with pain in the cheek and forehead areas; nasal congestion with inflamed nasal passages; thick, colored nasal discharge; and post-nasal drip. The patient reports that he lives with his partner who smokes in the house they share. There is no history of sinusitis. The provider [...]