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Old 03-07-2011, 10:50 AM
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Default E code (external cause) ICD 9 code for healthcare worker exposed to meningitis

Does anyone know the correct E code to assign for a healthcare worker exposed to meningitis? I don't have much experience with External Cause codes and we are now required to report them for workers comp claims.
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if they are asymptomatic then a V code for the exposure and the E code for place of occurance should be sufficient.
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