tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2014 Issue 7

ICD-10 Connection: Know the Difference Between Burns and Corrosions

To accurately report burn diagnoses in ICD-10, you’ll need to be able to identify the correct burn-causing agent. Use the burn codes for thermal burns (except sunburns), as well as burns from electricity or radiation. Thermal burns are defined as those coming from a heat source, such as fire or a hot appliance.  Corrosions are burns due to chemicals. The coding guidelines are the same for both burns and corrosions, says Stacie Norris, MBA, CPC, CCS-P, Director of Coding Quality Assurance for Zotec Partners in Durham, NC.  Key: Corrosions and thermal burns are classified by: depth...

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