Coding Tip: External Causes of Morbidity (V00-Y99)

This week’s coding tip is on the reporting of Chapter 20: External Causes of Morbidity (V00-Y99). These codes can often times be missed/left off when coding medical records. External cause of morbidity codes provide additional information such as how the injury occurred, the intent, the place it occurred and the status of the patient at the time of the injury.

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