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    what ICD9 code should I use for the following: Pt has burns over 60% of body (legs, hands and face). C/O itching. Pt has been using Benadryl for itching. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathaliruiz@hotmail.com View Post
    what ICD9 code should I use for the following: Pt has burns over 60% of body (legs, hands and face). C/O itching. Pt has been using Benadryl for itching. Thank you
    946.0 for burns of multiple specified sites, unspecified degree (there are codes for each separate sites but if you're lazy you can just use this one)

    If you have a smart phone, you should download "ICD9 Consult" app.
    YOu can easily find codes there and cross reference them with icd9data.com or your icd 9 book.

    you can use 698.9 for unspecified pruritic disorder for the itching but you don't really have to code it if the itching is related to the burn wounds healing. I believe you're not suppose to code symptoms when there's a definite diagnosis.

    Your provider should also specify the degree of burn.
    Last edited by JesseL; 10-01-2014 at 01:55 PM.

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    Thank you much!

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