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need help with ICD9 for arm wound

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    Default need help with ICD9 for arm wound
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    Need help with a diagnosis of laceration to the arm. Not sure if this would be 881.00 or 881.20?

    PE reads: large laceration partially circumferential around right arm along flexor and ulnar side of forearm. Laceration appears to involve the palmaris longis and injury through flexor carpi ulnaris muscle body. Pt reports intact sensation distal to wound.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Sure sounds like 881.20 to me.


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    Yes , its 881.20 .

    Nalini CPC

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