Coding tip for the day…
Malnutrition and Intestinal Malabsorption on the Same Admission
Can you assign codes (E46 and K90.9) to both conditions?
There are conflicting excludes notes.
E40 – E46 Malnutrition has excludes 1 to K90- intestinal malabsorption
Yes, you can. These are separate conditions. Stay tuned for official coding advice from Coding Clinic.
Enjoy your coding!
Irene Fung, RN, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer
Clinical Documentation Coding Integrity
Boston Medical Center