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Pay-per-view: Reporting ICD-10-CM external causes is no joke

APCs Insider, October 16, 2015

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When a patient suffers a traumatic injury or poisoning, we need to report how he or she became injured and where the patient was when it happened. You already know this from ICD-9-CM.

Similarly, in ICD-10-CM, to tell the whole story, you need to report codes that explain the cause of injury, place of the occurrence, activity during the occurrence, and patient's status. 

Continue reading "Reporting ICD-10-CM external causes is no joke" on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the October issue.

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