AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 2 (February)

Coding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Abuse (Summer 1993)

Summer 1993 pages 17-19 Coding Commentary Coding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Abuse Violence among family members has reached staggering proportions and represents an area where preventive interventions often are necessary and probably should be increased. Every year in the United States more that two million cases of child abuse and neglect are reported, between two and four million women are battered by their spouses, and between 700,000 and 1.1 million of the elderly population are abused. As one response, the American Medical Association (AMA) has formed a National Coalition of Physicians Against Family Violence. However, better...

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