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General Surgery Coding Alert

870-897 Open Wound Options Explode to S00-S99 ICD-10 Categories

Expect more detail for wound type, location. If you thought ICD-9 provided a lot of granularity for reporting open wounds, think again. You won’t believe the detail you’ll need to document when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2014. Describe Cut’s Nature Although the ICD-9 codes primarily use the terms “open wound” or “laceration,” you’ll need to have more [...]

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