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E code for Alcohol

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    Cool E code for Alcohol
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    Patient is basically an alcoholic and is trying to get stop drinking. The doc gives a diagnosis of neuroleptic maglignant syndrome (333.92). Looking up the code 333.92 it tells you to use an E-code to identify the drug that is causing the reaction. Under which column would you assing this code?

    Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks !

  2. Default alcohol poisoning
    To support 333.92, I would use E860.0 found under "Accidental Poisoning by other solid and liquid substances..." E860.0 is alcohol in preparations intended for consumption." I would also use 305.00 for alcohol dependence (the fifth digit may be 1 or 2 if you know if it is continuous drinking or episodic). pb

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