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Old 06-20-2011, 08:20 AM
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Unhappy suicide attempt not drug related need icd9 code

Pt admitted to ER for attempting suicide by jumping off a bridge. Psych consult has a 1:1 sitter with pt. Pt now states that he's glad he was saved. However, he will be admitted into Psych once he is physically able. I coded the initial consult now I need to code the subsequental visit but the doctor only puts "suicidal Idealation" as the diagnosis. I could use suicide attempt but I'm not sure which code to use. Please help as soon as possible!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:30 AM
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:38 AM
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Default suicide attempt

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:41 AM
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Not sure if you already have another code lined up to use as primary? E codes should not be used as primary diagnoses. Could you use any sort of symptoms first (eg, depression)??
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:55 AM
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Suicide Ideation is V62.84 or Suicide tendencies 300.9

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Old 06-23-2011, 12:12 PM
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Smile suicide

I used 300.9 in this case. Thank you for all your input!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:37 PM
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Did the patient have any injuries from jumping off the bridge? I would code the injury primary, attempt secondary, E code third. But, just my opinion.
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