May 17, 2018
If a patient has a penetrating wound and an injury to an internal organ for example the liver, do I code both the open wound and the liver injury or just the liver injury?
In ICD-10-CM, the comment below precedes each organ specific injury section:
Code also any associated open wound (S31.-)
So, the answers is yes, code the internal injury and the open wound.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/17/18.