AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 2; Correction Notices

Splenic Laceration with Contusion

Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS Fourth Quarter 2015, pages 10-11, contained an error. Codes S36.031A, Moderate laceration of spleen, initial encounter, and S36.029A, Unspecified contusion of spleen, initial encounter, were assigned to describe a grade 3 splenic laceration with contusion. Assign only code S36.031A, since contusions are not coded when associated with more severe injuries of the same site. ...

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