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Family Practice Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Brace Yourself For More Than One Option For Reporting Acute Laryngitis in ICD-10

Don’t forget to take into account the number of conditions the code will represent. Although the descriptor to acute laryngitis code doesn’t mention obstruction as in ICD-9, you still have to delve into patient documentation to check for this as you have two codes in ICD-10 for acute laryngitis based on the presence or absence of obstruction. ICD-9: Diagnosis coding [...]