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  1. Karen Posted 4 Year(s) ago

    How would I code this scenario:

    Pt stepped on nail 1 week ago. Examination showed healed puncture wound. Did have minimal pain. Should I use the pain only or is there something I could use for the accident?

  2. SuperCoder Posted 4 Year(s) ago

    You should use 883/893 category for open wound nail, but as the wound is completely healed, you should not code it. There is no specific code for healed puncture wound, so you can bill for pain here.

  3. Karen Posted 4 Year(s) ago

    Thank you! That's what I was thinking.

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  • Posted by 16564 Karen, 4 Year(s) ago. There are 3 posts. The latest reply is from Karen.