Suspected Shaken Baby Syndrome

How do you code suspected Shaken baby syndrome?

Shaken baby syndrome defaults to confirmed child abuse BUT the shaken baby is only a suspected diagnosis.

I am told that we can only code suspected child abuse. The guidelines on this confuse me.



  • You could code the suspected child abuse...that's about as good as it gets plus any associated injuries. I think the shaken infant syndrome code is meant to be confirmed for data collection also.


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