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    Default help with icd-9 code because i'm having one of those days

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    Should periorbital ecchymosis, due to a fall, be coded as 921.1 or 921.2?

    Doctor explains that the patient has ecchymosis, periorbital, right side with extension toward the right frontal region.

    I know that code 921.2 states Contusion of orbital tissues but I was thinking that maybe 921.1 was better since it includes the periocular area...
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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