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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Guidelines:

Follow These 'Code Also' Guidelines When Reporting Burns

Remember: These ‘x’ characters are merely placeholders. When reporting burns in ICD-10, your reporting the diagnosis is very similar to how you would report it under ICD-9. However, you will need to specifically identify the cause of the burn with an additional code in ICD-10. You will also need to report a 7th character to identify the patient’s encounter with [...]