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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Submit External Cause Codes With Ease

Question: Should you ever sequence an external cause code as the principal diagnosis on a claim? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: No. You should never sequence an external cause code as the first-listed or principal diagnosis, according to the ICD-10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Instead, you should use external cause codes as secondary codes to provide additional information. External [...]

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