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    I need some help in coding "delusion of parasitosis".

    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by muthershyp View Post
    I need some help in coding "delusion of parasitosis".

    thanx
    How about 293.81 (psychotic disorder with delusions in conditions classified elsewhere); code first the underlying disease (parasitic disease NOS) 136.9.

    Code order: 136.9, 293.81

    Hope this helps,
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcgarry View Post
    How about 293.81 (psychotic disorder with delusions in conditions classified elsewhere); code first the underlying disease (parasitic disease NOS) 136.9.

    Code order: 136.9, 293.81

    Hope this helps,

    This sequence is coding delusions caused by parasitosis. Delusional parasitosis, sometimes called delusions of parasitosis or Ekbom's syndrome is a psychosis wherwe the patient thinks theyt are infested by parasites but realy are not. The ICD-9 index lists delusions, parasitosis - 300.29.

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