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    Can we assign a dx code for S/P Fall?

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    what is the condition? injury? pain?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    V15.88 is the code for "History of fall", though I'm unsure as to the context of your DX.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    If the patient presented with an injury or complaint due to a fall or status post falling, you would code the injury or complaint/symptom as primary (ex. 824.8 Unspecified, closed fracture of ankle or 719.46 - Pain of joint - knee) & then code an E-code secondary to decribe the fall (ex. E881.0 - Fall from ladder). Hope that helps!

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    ER encounter: Cheif complaint "fell off changing table" Clinical impression: 1. otitis Media, perforated eardrum, and s/p fall about 3 feet normal exam

    Thanks,
    LPA

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