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Remember P Codes When Diagnosing Infant Cerebral Trauma

Question: An infant is brought to the operating room with a post-traumatic intraventricular brain hemorrhage. What is the correct ICD-10 code? Georgia Subscriber Answer: Let’s take this step-by-step through the ICD-10 indexing process. In the index, you will find Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) à intraventricular. At this point, a coder with less experience coding intracerebral trauma might conclude that I61.5 (Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, [...]