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Radiology Coding Alert

Prepare To Indicate Location When Reporting Crohn's Disease

Check for complications and do not limit yourself to only the intestine. ICD-10 will make your coding for Crohn’s disease more specific as you have codes for different locations and various complications. However, do not forget to notice a change in descriptors. The ICD-9 codes describe ‘regional enteritis’ which is the alternate name for Crohn’s disease. However, the ICD-10 codes [...]