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    Default Adult/Child contact

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    Hello everyone. I have a question about coding sexual misconduct.

    A teenage patient complains that an adult touch them inappropriately. How would I code this?

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    you could look at v12.41 or v71.81
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Default I would be very careful

    I would be very careful here. You cannot unring a bell.
    Unless there is proof and the physician has verified the contact, I would be cautious on what code I used.
    V71.81 seems to work - observation and evaluation for suspected abuse/neglect

    jmcpolin ...
    V12.41 is Benign neoplasm of the brain ..... I'm assuming this was a typo.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Salt Lake City


    FTessa, yes it was I meant v15.41.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Thank you to everyone. Your feedback is appreciated.

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