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Lorraine Posted 1 Year(s) ago
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.
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.
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!

 

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

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