Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
January 3rd, 2018

There is important information that must be included when documenting injuries and external cause codes in ICD-10-CM. There are expanded sections on poisonings and toxins making it more convenient to code, as ICD-10-CM is very specific.

When using a code from Chapter 19. Injury, Poisoning and Certain other Consequences of External causes (S00-T88), consider also using a secondary code from Chapter 20. External Causes of Morbidity to clearly report the cause of injury.


Injuries Documentation

When documenting injuries, include the following:

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