When a related definitive diagnosis has not been established by the provider.
When are codes that describe symptoms and signs acceptable for reporting purposes?
When the sign or symptom is not routinely associated with that diagnosis.
When can codes for signs and symptoms be reported in addition to a related definitive diagnosis?
The definitive diagnosis.
If you use a sign and symptom code with a related definitive diagnosis, which gets sequenced first?
Otherwise instructed by the classification.
Signs or symptoms that are associated routinely with a disease process should ot be assigned as additional codes, unless.....?
ICD-10 contains a number of combination codes that identify both the definitive diagnosis and common symptoms of that diagnosis. Should you use an additional code for the symptom when using combination codes?
Code that is used for repeated falls
When a patient has recently fallen and the reason for the fall is being investigated, what code is assigned?
Code that is used for a history of falling.
Code that is used when a patient has fallen in the past and is at risk for future falls