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Family Practice Coding Alert


K Codes Require You to Extract More Acute Appendicitis Details

Hint: Start your search based on the presence or absence of peritoneal involvement.

Abdominal pain can be a common symptom bringing patients to a family physician’s office. Once common reason for acute, emergency-type abdominal pain is acute appendicitis, so ensure that you know how to code the situation when ICD-10 goes into effect. When your physician diagnoses [...]