Using 6 Characters for a 7 Character Code
By Chris Woolstenhulme, CMRS
November 30, 2015
Don't do that!
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.
S00.00 Unspecified superficial injury of scalp
S00.00A Unspecified superficial injury of scalp
Below is a Correct or Complete code:
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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