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Linda Posted Tue 07th of May, 2013 11:04:31 AM

What is the diagnosis for 5150 hold for psych pt?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 07th of May, 2013 22:36:03 PM

Code the "gravely disabled" status as V68.2, a request for expert advice. Insurance company guidelines vary. Some insurance companies may prefer the coder to submit a code V68.9 for unspecified administrative purposes. Choose the ICD-9 code most accepted by the patient's insurance company to show the medical necessity for the patient's admission to the mental facility for observation.

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