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Hypoglycemia status post accidental insulin overdose

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    Default Hypoglycemia status post accidental insulin overdose
    Medical Coding Books
    a patient with diabetes 2 accidentally took a higher dose of insulin and as a result ended up with hypoglycemia.

    So would these be the correct ICD 10 CM codes? I feel I am being redundant but not sure how else I would code it.

    Thank you

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    When coding an adverse effect of a drug that has been
    correctly prescribed and properly administered, a
    the appropriate code for the nature of the adverse effect
    followed by the appropriate code for the
    adverse effect
    of the drug (T36
    ). The code for the drug should
    have a 5
    or 6
    character 5 (for example T36.0X5
    Examples of the nature of an adverse effect
    tachycardia, delirium, gastrointestinal hemorrhaging,
    vomiting, hypokale
    mia, hepatitis, renal failure, or
    respiratory failure.

    this means

  3. #3
    Columbia, MO
    accidentally taking more of a prescribed medication is an accidental poisoning so a 6th character of 1 for accidental poisoning is correct. also the T code for the poisoning is the first listed code. you do not code the E16.0 code for drug induced hypoglycemia as you already have the hypoglycemia coded with the E11.649 so code only the

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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