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  1. #1
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    Default MVA struck by tree

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    Hi All,

    I've a 1 chart that states, Patient injured while driving, he struck by tree while looking at speedometer.He has Wrist & Hand contusion. So Please help as the chart coded as
    E816.0 OR E815.0 Plus 923.20 only or code separate 923.20, 923.21 ?

    I considered E816.0 Plus 923.20. Am I correct?
    Last edited by vj_tiwari; 03-20-2010 at 04:50 AM.

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    Default Mva

    The correct coding would look like this:

    923.20 (1) Contusion of the hand
    923.21 (2) Contusion of the wrist
    E823.0 (3) Other motor vehicle nontraffic accident involving collision with
    stationary object.

    It also is not incorrect to use the multiple contusion codes to combine #1 and #2. But this is more specific, which is best for insurance purposes.

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    Hey, Thanks for help.

    Can I use 923.20 only instead of two codes?

    Be'coz in Diseases of index Wrist + hand contusion is 923.20 & also in tabular list, the series is same as 923.2*.

    Please revert.


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