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Radiology Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM:

N13.- Will Allow More Specific Hydronephrosis Coding in 2014

Watch documentation for confirmation of stricture or obstruction. When ICD-10 is finally implemented in 2014, you’ll be able to use codes to more accurately represent the cause of hydronephrosis. Here’s how your ICD-9 and ICD-10 options compare. Diagnosis: Hydronephrosis refers to the swelling of a kidney because of urine backup. ICD-9-CM Code: 591, Hydronephrosis ICD-10-CM Codes: N13.1, Hydronephrosis with ureteral [...]


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