Codes to Report Common Inflammatory Disorders

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Inflammatory diseases are disorders of the immune system and can be acute or chronic. While acute inflammation takes only hours or days to cure, chronic inflammation is that which lasts one year or more and requires ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the main causes of disability and death in the U.S. A good knowledge of the current diagnosis and procedure codes is critical to report inflammatory bowel disease and other disorders. Specialists involved in treating inflammatory disorders such as – rheumatologists, allergists, or immunologists rely on medical billing and coding companies to accurately report diagnosis and treatment procedures in claims. Their coders are up to date with the changing codes and guidelines and can help providers report their services correctly for billing purposes.

Diagnosis for inflammatory diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus include lab tests and imaging tests such as x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasound. Treatment options include medications like NSAIDs or corticosteroids, rest, exercise, and surgery to correct joint damage.

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Codes to Report Common Inflammatory Disorders

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