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Go All the Way to 7 on Crush Injury Dx

Question: An established patient with an injured forearm reports to the PM specialist. The provider performed a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service. The encounter notes indicate that the patient had a "crush injury, lower forearm." What ICD-10 code would represent this injury? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: The exact ICD-10 code you choose will depend on the laterality of the crush [...]