Using 6 Characters for a 7 Character Code
Chris Woolstenhulme, CMRS November 30, 2015
Don't do that!
th character must always be the 7 th character in the data field. If a code requires a 7 th 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.
S00.00 Unspecified superficial injury of scalp
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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