ICD code for Apparent life threatening event (infant)

Andrschery

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Hi Meera,

That one is tough as there really is not an ICD-9 code for Acute Life Threatening event. What I do is code the sign/symptom i.e. patient not breathing code apnea, patient hypoxic 799.02, or patient is cyanotic - code cyanosis, or if patient having difficulty breathing I use 786.09..

Hope that answers your question.

Cheryl, LPN, CPC, CPC-E/M
 

Sugumaran

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hi meera

"life threatening event" - is just says about the status of the infant we dont have any icd for that, so its better to go with signs and symptoms
thanks
sugumar
 
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