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we need a code for IV drug abuse and can't find an appropriate code

Laura Posted Tue 09th of October, 2012 13:14:32 PM

We can't find an appropriate code for "IV Drug Abuse". Patient injected heel of foot and had complications. Would this be a "V" or "E" code?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 09th of October, 2012 19:36:01 PM

Please see the attached pdf to get the listings of codes.

http://www.state-epi.org/document/audiopresentations/ICD9_10_codes_drugs_mortality_attributable_fractions.pdf

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