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    Question Accidental Epi Injection

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    Hi All,

    We've come across this a bunch and would like to know what others do in these cases:

    PT comes in having stuck their thumb accidentally with an EpiPen while showing someone else how to use one. They're complaining of numbness in their thumb and say "it is turning white". The provider orders an injection of a vasodilator to the digit, and documents a diagnosis of "Accidental epinephrine injection to L thumb".

    How would you code such an instance (save E/M portion)?

    Thanks. We appreciate your input!

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    had simular incident,I used 971.2 and e855.5

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    i use 915.8, 971.2
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