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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Fifth and Sixth Digits:

S21.1_ Adds Detail Beyond 876.0 for Back Wounds

Laceration, puncture, and more expand codes. Coding wound closure requires identifying wound characteristics, and that will become a lot more specific when you change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Remember: CMS has finalized the ICD-10 implementation date for Oct. 1, 2014, delaying the action one year from the original deadline. Distinguish Wound Type for ICD-10 Detail Although ICD-9 and ICD-10 contain [...]

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