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Icd-9 coding for old tbi

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    Default Icd-9 coding for old tbi
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    I am looking for the ICD-9 code to indicate "TBI". It would be used in the context that the patient has had a history of TBI, howevern, there is no specific documentation of the lingering effects. You can refer to the following codes

    800.0-801.9, 803.0-804.9, 850.0-854.1
    However, I feel that their use may be misleading as it is not a recent injury with a specified loss of consciousness.

    Thanks for any input.

    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    V15.51 would be my choice.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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