Injury Dx with no know Injury what E code ?

Karen Powell

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How should you code the following?

Pt comes into ER complaining of lower back pain with no known injury. The doctor's final dx is lumbar sprain.

For the E code would I just use the E9289 (Unspecified environmental and accidental causes) or would I just leave off the E code ?

Thanks for the help !
 

WANDERSON

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Hi Karen, when I was working for an Urgent Care facility I used the E928.9 when I didn't know the specifics of the injury. I think that would be a good choice.
 
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