New Codes Mean More Specificity For Barrett's Esophagus

June 2012
Gastroenterology Coding Alert;Jun2012, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p44
The article offers information on the specifics for Barrett's esophagus. It stated that Barrett's esophagus is a common condition for patients with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and discusses on how to observe specificity based on dysplasia by using ICD-10 codes. It further discusses on the symptoms that encounter in the patient documentation including heartburn difficulty in swallowing and throwing up of blood.


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