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Dx code needed

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    GOOD MORNING.....
    I am in need of a dx code for "NEEDLE STICK INJURY"...Pt is a nurse and was stuck w/needle(who was dx w/HIV)
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

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    Try using V15.85 (exposure to potetntially hazardous body fluids) and E920.5 (accident caused by hypodermic needle).

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    Quote Originally Posted by beverlyb View Post
    try using v15.85 (exposure to potetntially hazardous body fluids) and e920.5 (accident caused by hypodermic needle).
    thank you so much....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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    I would use the 883.0 with the e920.5 and e849.7 if you want you can add the v code as stated in the prior post but you cant use that v code as a primary dx. It is a secondary dx only.......

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    thanks alot.....
    Quote Originally Posted by dawndi67 View Post
    i would use the 883.0 with the e920.5 and e849.7 if you want you can add the v code as stated in the prior post but you cant use that v code as a primary dx. It is a secondary dx only.......
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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