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Diagnosis coding for loss of consciousness

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    How is everyone coding LOC? I've had some coders telling me to use R41.82 (mental status change) and others to use R40.0 (somulence). Need opinions on how to code.


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    We use R40.20 Unconsciousness NOS

  3. Default R55
    Quote Originally Posted by cgaston View Post
    We use R40.20 Unconsciousness NOS
    If you follow the ICD Index, Loss (of)>consciousness>transient you will find R55

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