Aftercare-Sigmoid colon resection because of diverticulitis

Is it ok to use Aftercare code Z48.815 and should I still code the diverticulitis since that was the reason for face-to-face encounter?


Danie Stevens
Home Health Coder, RHIT
Essentia Health St. Mary's
1027 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


  • Hi Danie,
    OK to use that aftercare code, the diverticulitis is coded in M1011. It is now a resolved condition, and probably is a resolved condition for M1017 too.

    Nancy Wolverton RN,CCM
    QR Specialist, Central Office
    5800 West 10th St., Suite 300
    Little Rock, AR. 72205
    Ph# 501-280-4913
    Fax# 501-280-4385
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