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ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:52 am
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

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:45 am
by JMoore
K21.0 for reflux esophagitis.

Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:53 pm
by Kimespinosa
K21.0 :)

Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:03 am
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.