ICD-10 Challenge Burn Scenario

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Assign the appropriate ICD-10 external cause code.
John Smith was sitting at The Black Cow restaurant enjoying his dinner and suddenly his clothing ignited from a fireplace in the restaurant.
Use all of this information to appropriately identify the external cause code
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Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:28 am

X06.2A exposure to ignition or melting or other clothing and apparel, initial encounter
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Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:07 pm

X06.2XXA :!:
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:20 am

Answer: X06.2xxA, Y92.511 Y93.89, Y99.8
Rationale: The Alphabetic Index main term is Ignition, subterm clothes, clothing NEC (from controlled fire), resulting in code C06.2 with a seventh character of “A” for initial encounter. The main term is Place of occurrence, subterm restaurant, resulting in code Y92.511. The Tabular List indicates that an activity code should be used in conjunction with a place of occurrence code. To find the activity code, the main term is Activity, resulting in code Y93.89. To find the external cause status code, the main term is External cause status, subterm leisure activity resulting in code Y99.8
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:30 am

None of us got those answers here at my office. The leisure actiivity was needed? Would the insurance companies want all of that information?
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