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    Wiki Spousal abuse coding. When is it considered confirmed or suspected?

    Hello! I bill for Inpatient hospital visits for teaching physicians. I don't normally see abuse charges come in so I am a little bit confused about how I should code this patient's situation. The patient came in with heroin overdose. When asked the, patient stated his wife gave him the...
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    Wiki Poisoning by drugs -- accidental vs undetermined

    Our coding department was instructed by "AHA CODING CLINIC FOR ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS 2Q 2016 VOL 3 #2, pgs 8 & 9": "If the intent is unknown or unspecified, code the intent as accidental intent." Our issue is that the mental health carve out for Maryland Medicaid (Beacon Health) does not...