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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
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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