DX for Tick Bite

RFerko

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ICD-9 code for tick bite

Hi, YTH. Look in bite, insect, nonvenomous. This says see Injury, superficial, by site. I'm thinking you would use this approach, unless the patient has been diagnosed with a tick-borne illness, such as Lyme Disease, in which case you would code the resulting illness.

Anyone else reading this, please correct me if I'm wrong.
RFerko, student coder.:)
 

dballard2004

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I agree. In the ICD-9-CM index, if you go to bite, insect, nonvenomous, it refers you to injury, superficial, by site. This is the route that you need to go with this. Hope this helps.:)
 
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