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Q&A: Can we use a “Z” code as a primary diagnosis?

Question: Can we use a “Z” code as a primary diagnosis? Answer: Z codes CAN be used as the principal diagnosis. The ICD-10-CM Coding guidelines support this as does the CMS mapping. Aftercare of surgery...

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