Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality
Jul25

Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality

By now, we’ve all had practice assigning 7th characters for injuries. And, by now, we all know that in theory the guidance seems very clear—but the application of this new concept is not clear at all. Why is there so much confusion and why does it matter?

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