Multiple External Cause Coding Guidelines

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
May 30th, 2015

More than one external cause code is required to fully describe the external cause of an illness or injury. The assignment of external cause codes should be sequenced in the following priority: If two or more events cause separate injuries, an external cause code should be assigned for each cause.

The first-listed external cause code will be selected in the following order:

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References:

Multiple External Cause Coding Guidelines. (2015, May 30). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/multiple-external-cause-coding-guidelines-31648.html

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