ICD-10 Challenge July 3, 2015

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:12 am

Select the correct code for acute peptic ulcer of the stomach with perforation

a. K27.5
b. K25.5
c. K27.6
d. K25.1
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:29 pm

K25.1 - Acute gastric ulcer with perforation
Includes stomach ulcer (peptic)

this was a good one...I spent a few minutes trying to figure out why K27.1 wasn't one of the choices.
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Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:39 am

The correct answer is D, K25.1

Rationale: The main term in the Alphabetic Index is Ulcer, subterms stomach, acute, with perforation resulting in code K25.1, answer "d". Category K27 in ICD-10-CM is reserved for a peptic ulcer with the site not specified enough to assign a more concise code. In this case, we know it is the stomach. The term "peptic" can refer to the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum.
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