tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 11

ICD-10: 5 Tips Perfect Your Burn Coding

Use ‘X’ placeholder properly. When your surgeon encounters patients for burn treatments, you’ll need to focus on many factors if you want to get the diagnosis coding right. ICD-10-CM provides a complex set of rules for burn coding, so read on and let our experts help you sort it out. Tip 1: Identify Body Site Your first step in reporting a burn diagnosis is to identify the anatomical site where the burn occurs. ICD-10 describes specific external sites in the following code families: T20 (Burn and corrosion of head, face, and neck) T21 (… trunk) T22 (&hellip...

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