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Family Practice Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Get Set For Broader Reporting Options For Anorectal Abscess

Hint:  Use separate code when you clinician diagnoses anal and rectal abscesses. When your family physician diagnoses an abscess in the anorectal area, you’ll need to delve deeper into documentation to check the location of the abscess to report it accurately using ICD-10 codes. When your family physician arrives at a diagnosis of an abscess in the anal and/or rectal [...]

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