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superficial abrasion of soft palate

Regina Posted Mon 16th of April, 2012 13:19:52 PM

Superficial abrasion of soft palate without mention of infection. Would 919.0 be correct code for this diagnosis?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of April, 2012 06:22:41 AM

910.8

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ABRASION term in ICD-9 index asks to check under INJURY > SUPERFICIAL > BY SITE.
If you check accordingly, Injury > Superficial > Palate (soft) leads to 910 . In category 910, the only code that matches is 910.8.

Christopher Answered Tue 17th of April, 2012 12:41:37 PM

910.0

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