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Old 07-10-2012, 12:32 PM
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Default History of suicide attempt

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Can someone please tell me what a good icd-9 would be for a personal history of suicide attempt? Thank you.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:40 PM
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i would use V15.59
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:22 PM
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I would look at V66.84 Suicidal ideation or 300.9 suicidal tendencies.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:50 AM
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I would look at V66.84 Suicidal ideation or 300.9 suicidal tendencies.
I would not use these codes, Melissa ... unless the current documentation states the patient is suicidal.

Also, since the original poster did not specify that the previous attempt was injury (vs poisoning), I would use the V15.9 history code.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:29 AM
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The code is V62.84 not V66.84. V66.84 does not exist.
In the def: for V62.84 states thoughts of committing suicide; no actual attempts of suicide has been made. In my opinion list the E code for attempted suicide, however the attempt was made, after the suicidal tendencies DX. Tell the story.

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