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    what would be the correct icd-9 codes for 1st and 2nd degree burns to hand and forearm.
    thanks for your help.

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    Hey,

    I think 943.21 And 944.2* is the appropriate coding for your report. Please check the site of burn to hand (as palm/back of hand etc. for 944.2*).

    Also, as per ICD 9CM guidelines, when 2nd degree burn is coded then there is no need to code 1st degree burn of same site if presents.

    Hope this helps!

    VJ.

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    ICD code for second degree burns of hand <5%

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