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    Would I code Post Traumatic Epilepsy as 907.0 with nothing else. The physician documented "post traumatic epilepsy", without documenting how the trauma occurred. The way I am interpreting the ICD 9 that is the way it appears to me but is it appropriate to code a late effect code by it self?

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    I would need more information before I coded this. Query the provider and see if there is more that should have been documented to accurately code the encounter. Sometimes they have more thought process in their head than what gets into the documentation!

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