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    How do you code for recurrent diseases or conditions if there is no code for the recurrent disease? I'm coding for outpatient.

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    What is the condition?

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    Recurrent otitis media, but how do you code recurrent diseases or conditions in general if there is no code for recurrent?

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    Columbia, MO
    Each new onset of this condition is exactly that a new onset. So it is treated as a new dx.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    This article is from 2009, so you may want to check to make sure the actual code #'s are still valid, but I imagine its probably still applicable, and might be helpful in some way...Seemed pretty informative...

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    Arrow Fun fact on this topic...
    There will be an ICD-10 code to specify recurrence (actually, several, depending on the conditions)...Check this page out to see what you'd be working with 3 years from's pretty cool!

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    Thank you for all your help.

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