Melisa Posted 3 Year(s) ago
Good day, I would like to find out if follow-up consults by the same specialty for inpatients should be coded in ICD-10 with the initial code, or subsequent. -- ex. An orthopedist sees a patient for multiple fractures in the hospital for several days in a row until discharge. Are they all coded as initial since this is one hospital stay, or are subsequent codes used after the initial visit? Thank you
SuperCoder Posted 3 Year(s) ago
Thanks for the question.
Initial ICD-10 code is used only at the time of admission and after that visit, all followup will be coded by using ICD-10 subsequent encounter codes.
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