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    What ICD code can be used to report non-toxic ingestion?

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    I would code 989.9 Toxic effect of unspecified substance, chiefly nonmedicinal as to source and E98.09. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by ARSPIRITI; 04-28-2010 at 08:52 AM. Reason: gave wrong ICD-9 codes

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    Default Outpatient coder

    I would use V71.89 Observation for other specified conditions
    If the doctor has not documented any adverse effects of the pt than it would code to the observation

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    All V71 codes are for conditions not found. If it is known that a non medicinal substance was ingested then you use the code for that substance. Also there is no E98.09 diagnosis code, perhaps you meant E980.9. I would query for a specific substance before resorting to unspecified. You also need to know what the effect to the patient was.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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