A: The only codes for intraventricular hemorrhage are located within the cerebrum chapter of the dictionary and are listed on page 48 of your dictionary, but the answer will depend upon whether the patient is unconscious. As you can see there are 3 separate codes and if you patient was unconscious for > than 6
A: Code the orbital fracture based upon the type and place of the fracture. Entrapment is an outcome and is not coded.
A: This should be coded as 510602.1. This is a “skin” code (assigned to the External ISS body region) and includes subcutaneous and muscle lacerations or tears. Although the outer skin was intact, clearly there was damage below the surface. I realize this seems quite low in severity for an injury that was clearly complex,
A: 540625.3 urinary bladder laceration intraperitoneal wall > 2cm This is an OIS grade IV injury
A: Cannot code evisceration, code the abdomianl laceration as minor laceraton < 20 cm 510602.1, code serosal tear assign to jejunum as partial thickness injry 541422.2 hematoma is part of this injury, Lis Franc injury is a dislocation of tarsometatarsal joints with no mention of fracture, cartilage involvement or ligament injury so code 878030.1
A: 1. There is nomention of spinal cord injury at all so that cannot be coded even through it is very likely. It appears the cervical injury may be the cause of expiration but there is always the possibility of internal injury not mentioned and an abbreviated examination due to the mechanism. We cannot presume
A: The ligament teres hepatis represents the remnant of the fetal left umbilical vein. As such, it is not a codeable injury.
A: Major thoracic aorta injury involving the root Code: 420212.5
A: 910000.1; Since the skin injuries are not clearly defined, the external “soft tissue injury NFS” code is the best choice; even if the site of injury was known, this is the best code since the type of soft tissue injury is not provided.
A: The correct code is 010006.3. The coder should record the whole number and should not round up or down.