Gastritis ICD Code

vickymazza

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There is this on going debate in our office over which Gastritis code to use. Our procedure reports will just say Gastritis, I believe we should use the first Gastritis code 535.5X. Other coders in the office say to use Acute Gastritis 535.0X. I only use acute, chronic, ect, if the doctor has specified the type in his reports. Any insight would be great help. :confused:
 

missy874

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I agree . The provider should be educated to document whether its acute, chronic, etc. otherwise it is NOS.
 
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