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lots of medications

Lynn Posted Tue 17th of April, 2012 22:10:09 PM

What ICD 9 code would you use if a patient comes in and has
25 or more medicines that they take.

Leslie Answered Wed 18th of April, 2012 15:52:47 PM

I think it is V58.6_ (long term current drug use

SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of April, 2012 19:40:54 PM

I agree too

SuperCoder Answered Thu 19th of April, 2012 07:10:01 AM

Is the given scenario for long term use of a particular drug or patient is currently having more then 25 different drugs? Or is it a kind of overdose (25 or more number of non-prescribe drug is taken)?
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These three are totally different circumstances. We generally use V58.6X to report the long term medication for the associated chronic problem.
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Lynn: could you please specify your scenario, so we can assist you in a better manner?

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