Valid for Submission
V44.6XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of car passenger injured in collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus in traffic accident, initial encounter. The code V44.6XXA is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
V44.6XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like car passenger injured in collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus in traffic accident. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert V44.6XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code V44.6XXA its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.