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How to code bruising due to high doses of ibuprofen?

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    Default How to code bruising due to high doses of ibuprofen?
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    Not sure how to code this? Bruise is on the leg. Any advice? Thank you!
    Last edited by marci_ann; 07-12-2010 at 08:00 AM.
    Marci A. Giardina, CPC

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    try looking under ecchymosis. these codes may not be exact as other parameters are required like was this a therapeutic use or overdose, was the medication taken with other drugs or alcohol and so on.
    459.89, E935.6

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    Try 729.92-Nontraumatic hematoma of soft tissue. This code also tells you to assign an E code for drug adverse effects if caused by coumadin or other anticoagulants.

    Doreen, CPC
    Last edited by dclark7; 07-12-2010 at 02:12 PM. Reason: spelling error

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