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Code Nature of Adverse Effect First

Question: A patient had a computerized tomography (CT) abdomen/pelvis without contrast. The indication states "vomiting following chemotherapy." What ICD-10 code(s) should I apply? Ohio Subscriber Answer: When determining the proper ICD-10 code for an adverse effect, context is absolutely key. Many coders are guilty of improperly coding scenarios where patients experience adverse effects following chemotherapy. However, in order to code [...]