Icd 10 code for Tick bite

carol52

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Hello, I need an ICD 10 code for Tick bite, Dr. not stating that this is Tick bite fever although patient has a fever. Does Dr. need to state that this is related ?
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Carol
 

CodingKing

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Yes, provider would need to link the tick bit to the fever, you cant assume.

Per the index


Bite > insect - see Bite, by site, superficial, insect
 

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Use the index for diseases and code and go to bite then superficial then site. Then for external cause go to bitten by and then arthropod.
 
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