Gastric Mucosal Abnormality Characterized By Erythema

Torilinne

Networker
Messages
77
Location
Denver CO
Best answers
0
Most of the time my docs associate erythema of the mucosa as due to the prep. Therefore, I don't code it. Was this the case?

V Davis CPC, CGIC
 

coachlang3

True Blue
Messages
534
Location
Charlotte, NC
Best answers
0
When my doctors use that term in their notes they usually write/mean gastritis (535.50) on the charge tickets so that's what I've usually gone with. I've asked them to either stop using it on the tickets or to dictate it into the note and most have been compliant with that request.

So yes, 537.9 would technically be correct, but I'm curious if they mean gastritis.
 
Top