Hmmm...well, I've learned something today!I just googled "icd 9 code for tick" and the first link that was provided included the following information.
ICD-9 code for tick removal
QWhat is the proper ICD-9 code for removing a tick?
AThere is no specific ICD-9 code for tick infestation on the skin, although there are such codes for chiggers, lice and leeches. Because a tick is technically a mite, the proper ICD-9 code would be 133.9, “Acariasis, unspecified.”
Well, I'm going to go with yes, it's incorrect, for the tick removal and no, it's not incorrect, for the tick bite. AAFP is a fairly reputable source of information, that I know. However, I have never heard of "codingnews.inhealthcare.com" so I cannot speak on that. Anyway, the reason that I say yes and no is because I'm just using logic to reach my conclussion. When a tick bites, you're then left with a tick bite. If a tick bites and latches on, you are then left with a parasite which then needs to be removed.Would that make the article below incorrect as it states to apply 911.4 for a tick removed from the back.
Dena Brandt CPC