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    Default E Code - a patient comes in for a follow

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    a patient comes in for a follow up of a vertebrae fracture that has not healed yet. The note indicates a couple months earlier the patient was in a MVA. Would it be appropriate to append an E code for the MVA even though this isn't the initial accident?

    I have always heard that E codes can only help, not hurt a claim, but I thought I would see what others had to say.
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-05-2016 at 07:34 AM.

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    My feeling is, if the fracture is related to the MVA then the E code certainly still applies as it denotes the cause of the fracture.

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    Thank you that was my opinion as well, just need reassurance

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