Does an Ulcer of the Stomach Risk Adjust?
Peptic ulcers come in a wide variety of severities, with the most severe reserved for risk adjustment.
Ulcers can present in patients with a range of symptoms. While ulcers can be painful and cause harmful side effects to patients, not all forms of ulcers risk adjust. When reviewing ulcer documentation, coders must be aware of the differences between each type of ulcer, its related side effects, and if the specific ulcer falls under risk adjustment models.