tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 12

ICD-10 Coding Quiz: Scale Your ICD-10 Knowledge with These Two Teasers

Keep your eyes open to differentiate streptococcal tonsillitis from sore throat. It’s been more than a year since you have been reporting ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, however, you are yet to master the voluminous body of codes, and specificity of options. Gauze the depth of your knowledge with this short quiz, and then check the explanations alongside to ensure your coding thought process is in perfect shape. Tread Carefully with Tonsillitis Coding Question:  Which diagnosis code should you report for acute tonsillitis due to streptococcus? Is it the same as streptococcal sore throat? Answer: Although acute tonsillitis might...

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