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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

You Be the Coder:

Know the Rules for "External Cause" Diagnoses

Question: Can you share an example of when I might use the "External cause" codes in ICD-10? Insurers keep rejecting claims that contain the codes. Subscriber Answer: Correct coding requires you to report these codes, which describe the causes of injuries, diseases and other issues. These codes are part of the ICD-10 system, which instructs you to code an encounter to [...]