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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

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Check the S13 Series for Neck Sprain

Question: Our physician treated a patient complaining of neck pain. Encounter notes indicate that the final diagnosis is "neck sprain." What is the correct ICD-10 code for this encounter? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: You may need a little bit more information to select the most accurate code. First, you'll need to find out which ligaments/joints were sprained in the neck. Your options include: [...]

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