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    Smile Flash burn to nostril

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    I have an ER report of a patient who smoked a cigarette while wearing a nasal cannula and had a flash burn to his nostril. For the diagnosis should I code this like a regular burn?

    Thanks in advance.

    Julianne S, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Code like regular burn - E code key

    The burn is coded as you would any other burn.
    The Ecode will be key. (E923.9 ?)

    Boy .. smoking while using a nasal cannula ... is there any question that nicotine is addictive?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you so much Tessa!

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