Trauma!!!!What does it take to bill medical is more complex then other billing. You must gather the following information in order to find the correct diagnostic codes.
- You must look for the conditions you are treating under the Category S88-thru Y99
- Make sure you are using external caused codes at the initial encounter.
- Know the difference between an initial encounter and a subsequent encounter, or sequela
- External cause codes should not be listed first the type of trauma should be listed before the how.
- What are examples of external cause codes?
- Motor vehicle accident
- fall of ladder
- slip on snow or ice
- Adverse effects from insulin and antidiabetic agents
- Know the place the accident happened. Y category: The following category is for use, when relevant, to identify the place of occurrence of the external cause. Use in conjunction with an activity code.
- Place of occurrence should be recorded only at the initial encounter for treatment
- Understand the use of late effect/sequela.
- This is the residual effect of the condition after the acute phase of injury has terminated.
- The condition or nature of the late effect is sequenced first
- the late effect code is sequenced second
www.dentalmedicalbilling.com has a trauma billing course ready for you to learn.