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    can E codes be coded for diagnostic radiology

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    As secondary dx codes they can be used if the situation calls for them. E codes can never be primary.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    E codes are used in Radiology but only as secondary codes. They are important especially for workman's comp cases where the findings are negative

    example :

    knee pain, fall from ladder, negative findings on xray

    719.46 (knee pain) or 959.7 (knee injury) then E881.0 (fall from ladder)
    you can also follow with place and activity

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