tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 1

ICD-10: Salivary Gland Denervation Brings Simple ICD-10 Changes

Prepare to replace 527.2 with K code in 2014. When you report code 64611 (Chemodenervation of parotid and submandibular salivary glands, bilateral), the possibility that you’d link it to the diagnosis code 527.2 (Sialoadenitis) is not remote. This condition is an inflammation of a salivary gland or glands and usually manifests as a big lump under a patient’s ear. When ICD-9 becomes ICD-10 in 2013, you will have to shift to coding sialoadenitis using the code K11.20 (Sialoadenitis, unspecified). ICD difference: The conversion to ICD-10 will offer no difference since 527.2’s and...

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