A 41-year-old female asked:
had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm). liver and gall bladder normal. no pain. coded as cholestasis. why not say minor gall stones?
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Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Coding error?: I agree. Sounds like the more appropriate ICD-10 code for your finding was K80.20 = Calculus of gallbladder w/o cholecystitis w/o obstruction. Perhaps your provider has however other data that supports a diagnosis of cholestasis (K71.0, K83.1).
Answered on Jan 12, 2020
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