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September 4, 2020

ICD Codes Linking Pancreatitis to Alcohol Harm Patients. Let’s Change Them.

Key Takeaways Currently, ICD Codes for pancreatitis associate the disease with alcohol consumption, which is scientifically inaccurate. Physicians use a system called ICD-10 codes to identify diagnoses and procedures in patient medical records and for insurance reimbursement. Chronic Pancreatitis has been inaccurately thought to be caused by alcohol. This is now known to be inaccurate, but is still reflected in…
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November 14, 2018

Pancreatitis and Genetics: New Science Shows Pancreatitis Likely to be Hereditary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLrEmdmgaLQ&t=5s Pancreatitis is Often Caused by Genetics In November 2018, Mission: Cure hosted a webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients on new genetic discoveries related to pancreatitis. It featured presentations by Dr. David Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Mark Haupt of Ariel Precision Medicine, experts in pancreatitis genetics. The doctors answered many questions…
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