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Jul 14th, 2011 - deniseb2011 2 

ICD-9 code or E code

How to code a laceration of the right finger, the Ecode says it is unaccetable for a principle diagnosi

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Jul 14th, 2011 - Shannan 28 

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You have to code the open wound of the finger first. The e code states how it happened

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Jul 14th, 2011 - deniseb2011 2 

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Thank you for your help.

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Jul 14th, 2011 - deniseb2011 2 

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Thank You for your help

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Jul 14th, 2011 -

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Use 883.0 as primary and if you know the external cause for the laceration then code the Ecode as secondary

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Jul 14th, 2011 -

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True. Your e codes are informational only and are always coded last. When you look up laceration ICD-9 redirects you to also see wound, open by site. Your primary dx will be directed by how the note is worded. You will report either 883.0 (without complication), 883.1 (complicated) or 883.2 (with tendon involvement)

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