ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

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ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:52 pm

Identify the appropriate code for reflux esophagitis:

a. K21.9
b. K21.0
c. K22.7
d. K22.9
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Postby JMoore » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:45 pm

K21.0 for reflux esophagitis.
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Postby Kimespinosa » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm

K21.0 :)
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Re: ICD-10 Challenge June 26, 2015

Postby admin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:03 pm

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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