Three steps help you code conditions stemming from a condition. By Brenda Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC Coding for a late effect condition requires three important steps: Understanding what a “late effect” is; Understanding the ICD-9-CM guidelines for coding late effects; and Thoroughly reviewing the patient’s record to gather all the information necessary to select ...
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Apr 1st, 2014
Many codes in Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM (Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)) require a 7th character to identify the episode of care: initial, subsequent, or sequela. With the exception of the fracture codes, most Chapter 19 codes have three 7th character values: A – Initial encounter D – Subsequent encounter ...