tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2003 Issue 10

Reader Question: Add E Code for Injury Dx

Question: Is there an ICD-9 code that describes a transmetatarsal amputation due to a crush injury?       Florida Subscriber Answer: You should report the appropriate amputation code (896.0-896.3) as your primary diagnosis, with either 928.3 (Crushing injury of lower limb; toe[s]) or 928.20 (Crushing injury of lower limb; foot) as the secondary ICD-9 code, depending on the area that was crushed. And you should report an E code as the third diagnosis to describe the cause of the injury.  For example, if a box of building materials fell...

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