AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Signs and Symptoms Involving Emotional State

Effective October 1, 2009, new codes were created to identify emotional states associated with other conditions. These emotional states are often associated with late effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As a result, subcategory 799.2 has been revised and now includes signs and symptoms that involve the emotional state. If these emotional states are associated as a late effect of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), these codes should be used in addition to the appropriate code from categories 905.0, Late effect of fracture of skull and face bones, and 907.0, Late effect of intracranial injury without...

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