tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 2

Reader Question: Choose Well From the Pharyngitis Multiple Code Options

Question: When the provider diagnoses acute pharyngitis, what are the ICD-10 codes possible for the condition? And how do I choose the best code? Michigan Subscriber Answer: Your encounter specifics will decide your final diagnosis code choice. If you want to choose the most accurate acute pharyngitis ICD-10 code, you’ll need to refer to the records and get more information on the patient’s specific complaints. Then, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision on the specific type of acute pharyngitis the patient is suffering from. Pharyngitis types: According to ICD-10, you could diagnose acute...

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