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Old 02-16-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default ICD 9 code for Foreign body foot

I need some help with an ICD-9 code.
The Diagnosis is Foreign body foot, the note states patient stepped on "something".
Above is all the information that was given. Does anyone have any idea about the ICD-9 code?
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:48 PM
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I have been told that if they have a foriegn body to code for an open wound. because foreign body is a residual code.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:45 PM
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Hi Amanda:

Look at the open wound of the foot, complicated and the superficial injury of the foot and toes (917.6 or 917.7) codes. Is there a procedure note from which you can pull more info?
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:37 AM
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Thank you for your help
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