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Family Practice Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Rejoice With More Specific Options for Reporting Pilonidal Cyst and Sinus in ICD-10

Hint: Watch for presence of abscess as you did in ICD-9. When your FP diagnoses a patient with pilonidal cyst, you will need to check for presence or absence of abscess as it will affect your coding options. In addition, for ICD-10, you will have to check whether you are dealing with a cyst or sinus,as you have more options [...]