ICD-10 Challenge September 25, 2015

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Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:24 am

Assign the proper code(s) for the following diagnosis:

Sprained right wrist, initial encounter
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:27 pm

S63.501A Unspecified sprain of the right wrist, initial encounter. However, I would further query the provider to see if we could garner a little more specificity - ie, sprain of carpal joint, radiocarpal joint, etc. Happy Friday everyone!
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Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:25 am

The answer is S63.501A

Rationale: The Alphabetic Index main term is sprain, subterm wrist, resulting in S63.50-. The correct code is S63.501A with the sixth character for right wrist and the seventh character A for initial encounter.
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