ICD-10 challenge for 5-7-2015 Tip of the Week

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ICD-10 CHALLENGE
What information must be documented to assign the most specific code in category M1A Chronic gout that is not required for codes in category M10 Gout?
a.) With or without tophus
b.) Site
c.) Laterality
d.) All of the above
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The answer:
A 7th character is required for chronic gout to identify the condition as with or without tophus
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