Nephrology medical coding involves using ICD-10, CPT as well as HCPCS codes for all conditions including Addison’s disease. Accurate codes help prevent claim denials.
A rare disorder which occurs when the outer layer of the adrenal glands gets damaged, Addison’s disease is caused by disruptions to the adrenal glands, preventing normal secretions of steroid hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Left untreated, this condition can become more severe medical emergency. As nephrology medical coding is complex and tricky, most physician practices rely on medical coding outsourcing to meet their documentation requirements.
Read the infographic below to get familiar with the ICD-10 codes for this condition.