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dx code for tick bite

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    Question dx code for tick bite
    Medical Coding Books
    are you supposed to use the contusion code for a tick bite? That is all I can come up with. Any advice?

    Thanks alot!

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    High Point, NC
    Look under Superficial Injury (910-919) codes. These are the dx codes, by site, for insect bite, nonvenomous.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

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    Capital Coders, Columbia, SC
    ...and don't forget to add E906.4 bite of non-venomous arthropod.

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    Default Dx for tick bite
    I use

    ICD-9CM 133.9- infestations by mites NOS for this description.

    Daniel, CPC

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