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The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code requires a 7th character and there is only 6 characters, a placeholder "X" must be used to fill in the empty characters. Without the place holder, the code is considered invalid.
S00.00A Unspecified superficial injury of scalp
Below is a Correct or Complete code:
Unspecified superficial injury of scalp, initial encounter
You may be using the placeholder "X" to complete a code. Be sure there are always the correct characters required for the code set you are using.
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