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Coding Question for Lumbosacral myalgia

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    Question Coding Question for Lumbosacral myalgia
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    How would you code Lumbosacral myalgia secondary to a hit from behind with Motor Vehicle Accident.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Albany, New York
    If the myalgia was "due" to the motor vehicle accident, I would go with 959.19.
    However, in order to determine the E-code for the accident, further clarification is needed as to whether this was a recent car accident or happened a while ago. (ie: late effect?)

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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