ICD-10 Challenge August 21, 2015

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Assign both the diagnosis code and the external cause code for: laceration of right hand from assault with knife, initial encounter.
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S61.401
X99.1A
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Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:23 am

The answer is S61.411A, X99.1xxA

RATIONALE: The Alphabetic Index main term is Laceration, subterms hand, right, resulting in code S61.411 with a seventh character of "A" for initial encounter.

The Alphabetic Index to External Causes main term is Assault, subterms cutting or piercing instrument, knife resulting in code X99.1 with a seventh character of "A" for initial encounter.
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