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ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:52 pm
by admin
Identify the appropriate code for reflux esophagitis:

a. K21.9
b. K21.0
c. K22.7
d. K22.9

Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:45 pm
by JMoore
K21.0 for reflux esophagitis.

Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm
by Kimespinosa
K21.0 :)

Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:03 pm
by admin
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.