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    Alexandria, VA

    Cool DX for Tick Bite

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    Can anyone help me out w/the dx I could use for a Tick Bite?


    YTH, CPC

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    Default ICD-9 code for tick bite

    Hi, YTH. Look in bite, insect, nonvenomous. This says see Injury, superficial, by site. I'm thinking you would use this approach, unless the patient has been diagnosed with a tick-borne illness, such as Lyme Disease, in which case you would code the resulting illness.

    Anyone else reading this, please correct me if I'm wrong.
    RFerko, student coder.

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    Alexandria, VA

    Smile DX for Tick Bite

    Still looking for some help w/a dx....



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    I agree. In the ICD-9-CM index, if you go to bite, insect, nonvenomous, it refers you to injury, superficial, by site. This is the route that you need to go with this. Hope this helps.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Smile Dx Tick Bite

    I Agree

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    Smile DX for Tick Bite

    Thanks for all of the responses.....


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