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E code clarification

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    can any body clarify me about E code to use when a patient came to ER with no complaint , she is pregnant undergone motor vehicle accident do we use V71.4, V22.2and do we need to use E812.X.

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    St. Louis, Missouri
    I would difinitely use the E code for the motor vehicle accident. The more diagnosis codes to describe the visit the better.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

  3. #3
    I agree. Use the E code.

    The evaluation due to the motor vehicle accident was the main reason the patient came to ER. It paints the picture for the insurance company as to why the patient presented to ER.

  4. #4
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter
    You want to read your ICD9 guidelines...I even sent a letter to AHA and the response is that you must code the dx as a complication of pregnancy UNLESS the physician specifically documents it is NOT a complication of the pregnancy.

    Yes, this seems backwards, but that's the way the coding guidelines work, and yes, use the E code.


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    Thank you very much to every one clarify me on E code

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