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Radiology Coding Alert


Banish the Coding Challenges for Barrett's Esophagus

Confirm dysplasia and determine grade of dysplasia. ICD-9 offers a single simple code, 530.85 (Barrett’s esophagus) for Barrett’s esophagus. When ICD-10 goes into effect, you will have to select from a range of codes depending upon presence or absence of dysplasia. “Barrett’s Esophagus is an excellent example of ICD-10-CM being more descriptive than ICD-9-CM, which in turn results in better [...]