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E code (external cause) ICD 9 code for healthcare worker exposed to meningitis

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    Does anyone know the correct E code to assign for a healthcare worker exposed to meningitis? I don't have much experience with External Cause codes and we are now required to report them for workers comp claims.

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    Columbia, MO
    if they are asymptomatic then a V code for the exposure and the E code for place of occurance should be sufficient.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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