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Gravely disabled

Linda Posted Wed 27th of March, 2013 16:21:13 PM

Pt is psychotic, depressed, and unable to care for self. What is the ICD for gravely disabled?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 01st of April, 2013 20:47:36 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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