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    Default Fetal laceration during c-section

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    Need help with appropriate dx codes for accidental laceration to baby's thigh during c-section. Received this rejection message after filing the claim: DIAGNOSIS CODE REQUIRES ACCIDENT CODE. Is this a reference to an E-code? Thanks.

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    Apr 2007
    Salt Lake Chapter


    Yes, they are asking for an E code to describe the external cause
    Michelle Suitor, CPC, CEC
    PM Billing & Consulting, LLC
    Past President Salt Lake Chapter

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    Default Birth Injury

    We can code.

    767.8 Other specified birth trauma and
    E870.0 Accidental cut, puncture, perforation, or hemorrhage during surgical operation
    Thyagarajan Munuswamy CPC CCS

    "Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success".
    ABDUL KHALAM - Former President of INDIA

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