ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

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Identify the appropriate code for reflux esophagitis:

a. K21.9
b. K21.0
c. K22.7
d. K22.9
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:45 am

K21.0 for reflux esophagitis.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:53 pm

K21.0 :)
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:03 am

Thank you to all who answered.

The correct answer is B, code K21.0.

Rationale: The main term in the Alphabetic Index is Esophagitis, subterm reflux. Code K21.9 is assigned for esophageal reflux without esophagitis. K22.7 is Barrett's esophagus and K22.9 is unspecified disease of the esophagus.
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