tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 9

ICD-10 Transition: Digest the Digestive Track Coding With Proper Understanding of the Conditions

ICD -10 reporting doesn’t need any additional suffix. The gastrointestinal system has many organs and related complex functions that it can present some coding challenges. Moving to ICD-10 in October might make some of this easier because codes for diseases and disorders of the digestive system will begin with the letter ‘K’ and will all be complete in their description. You won’t need to include any additional digit to indicate high level of specificity. Delve Into the Differences and Similarities of the New System ICD-10 provides categories for gastric ulcer (K25), duodenal ulcer (K26), peptic ulcer...

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