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fusobacterium species

Melissa Posted Tue 21st of May, 2013 11:50:09 AM

Hi I need an ICD9 code for Fusobacterium species in a pt with severe sepsis. Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of May, 2013 15:47:24 PM

ICD-9 indexes Infection, fusobacterium to 041.84. For final coding, be sure to follow the sepsis official guidelines at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd9/icd9cm_guidelines_2011.pdf.

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