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    what is the difference in using code 919.4 and E906.4??

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    The code 919.4 is for the bite itself (like a wound), the E906.4 would be how the injury happened and would be your secondary Dx

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    Hey,

    When you are looking for the code Insect/ Tic/ Spider bite or sting then we're coding like,

    1> If bite is nonvenomous then consider superficial injury series code as 910 - 919 plus the 4th digit 4 or 5 as per documentation plus the external cause code as per ICD 9 CM,

    Index of external causes --> Bite Spider (nonvenomous) --> E906.4

    2> If bite is venomous then consider ICD code as 989.5 (Index of diseases --> Sting --> 989.5) plus as per documentation the external cause code as per ICD 9 CM,

    Index of external causes --> Bite Spider (venomous) --> E905.1

    Please note that, E906 is the series for nonvenomous while E905 is for venomous bite.

    Hope this helps!

    VJ.

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    Thanx guys. Its very much appreciated

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