AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 3; Clarification

Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage and Cerebral Edema

According to Coding Clinic First Quarter 2015, pages 12-13, codes S06.340A, Traumatic hemorrhage of right cerebrum without loss of consciousness, initial encounter, and S06.1X0A, Traumatic cerebral edema without loss of consciousness, initial encounter are both assigned, for a traumatic intracranial hemorrhage with cerebral edema. However, the Excludes1 note in the Tabular list prohibits assigning both codes. Please clarify the appropriate code assignment for these conditions. ...

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