AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ok ENT specialists :)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Santa Rosa

    Default Ok ENT specialists :)

    AAPC: Back to School
    I want to know what is the difference between these two codes:

    388.70 Otalgia, unspecified "earache NOS"
    388.71 Otogenic pain

    Thanks in advance!!
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007



    388.71 - Otogenic pain (pain originates from inside the ear)
    388.72 - Referred Otogenic pain (pain originates from outside the ear)

    388.70 - Unspecified (not specified as otogenic or referred)

    Hope this helps!

    Abdul Saleem CPC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Santa Rosa


    Thanks! That does help a lot!
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Insurance Specialists
    By weaverjlweaver@aol.com in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-29-2014, 11:40 AM
  2. Retina Specialists
    By ShelleyM in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 04:04 PM
  3. Retina Specialists
    By ShelleyM in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-16-2013, 01:22 PM
  4. Sleep specialists
    By missy874 in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 06:16 PM
  5. Medical Coding Specialists
    By crittercoder in forum Job Postings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-28-2010, 08:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.