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How medical codes help your personal injury claim

On Behalf of | Oct 13, 2022 | Personal Injury

The ICD is the International Classification of Disease. ICD codes are used for the classification of diseases and injuries as well as causes of death. They are a requirement for all medical claims before they can be submitted to a health insurer in Texas.

Providing medical insight

These medical codes are highly important in cases of personal injury. This is because they give insurers the information they need to determine how medically important treatment was.

There are about 70,000 ICD codes in all, so it’s not something you can just browse through and hope to chance upon what you’re looking for. And of those tens of thousands of codes, a significant amount of them relate to personal injury.

They help you get the most out of your claim

The importance of these codes comes down to the fact that victims need them whenever they experience a personal injury. They use them to find out their claim’s value – in other words, how much money to expect to get out of it. Utilizing this tool enables you to get the most out of your settlement.

When sending a demand letter, you have to include these codes. Failing to do so may result in your demands not being met.

ICD codes aren’t just useful to accident victims. These codes are also highly important to their attorneys, whether they’re on the side of the plaintiff or the defense. Both have to have these medical review services at their disposal if they are to argue a claim effectively.

Medical codes are necessary for an attorney to prove or defend a claim for medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit. They help both payers and insurers alike to have an understanding of the crucial nature of the treatment. They then help attorneys maximize the potential of your settlement offer or compensation.

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