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Gastritis ICD Code

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    Smile Gastritis ICD Code
    Medical Coding Books
    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.

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    Lauderdale Lakes
    I would use the 535.5 unless the doctor specifies if it was acute or chronic

  3. #3
    I agree . The provider should be educated to document whether its acute, chronic, etc. otherwise it is NOS.
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    Thanks to both!!! I will be passing this on at our next billing/coding meeting.

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