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Breaking News: Codes to add specificity to pathological fractures, CKD & COVID-19 finalized in 2021 ICD-10-CM update

by: DecisionHealth Editors  Nearly 500 codes – including the two new U codes for COVID-19 and vaping-related disorders – were finalized to be added to the ICD-10 code set. In addition to the 490 new codes, this update also includes 47 revised codes and 58 codes deemed invalid. Final changes were issued today by the …

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Doctors report uptick in surprising coronavirus complication: dangerous blood clots

By Erika Edwards Three weeks ago, critical care pulmonologist Hugh Cassiere encountered something he hadn’t seen in 24 years of practicing medicine. A 45-year-old man arrived at the hospital where Cassiere works, North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, New York, with fever and severe fatigue — well-known symptoms of the coronavirus — and went …

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