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  1. Lorraine Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    During a patient injection, a nurse was accidentally punctured with the needle. I can't find the appropriate ICD-10 code for this scenario. Please advise.

  2. Lorraine Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    To further clarify, the nurse was preparing a dialysis patient for a needle puncture. The patient and nurse were punctured. The nurse and patient will need labwork. Are ICD-10 codes L76.12 and Z57.8 appropriate for the nurse's lab work order? I am not confident in regards to the appropriate coding for the patient's lab order.

  3. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    For Nurse, Code from the below mentioned ICD-10 CM codes accoding to your case.

    1. W46.0XXA - Contact with hypodermic needle, initial encounter OR W46.1XXA - Contact with contaminated hypodermic needle, initial encounter.

    2. Z57.8 - Occupational exposure to other risk factors.

    3. L76.12 - Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during other procedure.

     

     

    For Patient, Code from the below mentioned ICD-10 CM codes accoding to your case.

    1. W46.0XXA - Contact with hypodermic needle, initial encounter OR W46.1XXA - Contact with contaminated hypodermic needle, initial encounter.

    2. L76.12 - Accidental puncture and laceration of skin and subcutaneous tissue during other procedure.

    3. Y65.8 - Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care.

     

    Hope it helps!

     

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  • Posted by 42097 Lorraine , 1 Year(s) ago. There are 3 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.