ICD-10 Challenge July 9, 2015

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ICD-10 Challenge July 9, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:41 pm

The physician documents the patient's diagnosis as eczema. How is this coded in ICD-10-CM?

a. Acute dermatitis due to unspecified cause
b. Dermatitis, unspecified
c. Other specified dermatitis
d. Psoriasis, unspecified
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge July 9, 2015

Postby kaydlady » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:10 pm

My Office picked L30.9 :)
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge July 9, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:12 pm

The correct answer is B, dermatitis, unspecified.

Rationale: ICD-10-CM code L30.9 Dermatitis, unspecified lists Eczema, NOS as an included condition. The Index entry for Eczema directs the coder to code L30.9 and there is a note to also see Dermatitis.
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