ICD 10 Coding Alert

Understand Principal Dx for Specific Sequela Selection

Hint: let ICD-10-CM guidelines inform your seventh character choice. Coders are often called upon to code manifestations from a previous trauma or illness. These sequela effects, as they are known, are indicated by applying a seventh character, "S," to an existing code to show a residual effect of that condition. But before you add an S designation to a code, [...]