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    Question Hair tourniquet

    Does anyone know of a diagnosis for hair tourniquet?? Thanks:d
    HELEN BULLOCK, CPC

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    There's an E code
    E928.4 - external constriction caused by hair.

    For the injury, I think you just code "superficial Injury" of whatever body part...ie 917.8 if it was a toe injury.

    Hope that helps...

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    That's great. Thanks for your input!! :d
    HELEN BULLOCK, CPC

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