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ICD-10 Coding: Rely on Timeframes, Index for Sinusitis Coding


- Published on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Make the correct choice between acute and chronic sinusitis codes.

If the term chronic isn’t included as a keyword, common sense might suggest that you should default to an acute sinusitis code. However, most coders know that when you’re working with ICD-10, you go where the index tells you to go. Still, the inevitable truth is that the index can [...]

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