Results 1 to 3 of 3

Alcohol Abuse

  1. Question Alcohol Abuse
    Medical Coding Books
    If the doc states patient with history of alcoholism and patient drinks 1 liter of Vodka daily can I code that as continuous use or does the doc has to specifically state continuous use?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Default
    If the MD documented he drinks 1 liter vodka qd along w/history of alcoholism then yes you can code 303.91. If not you'd have to use v11.3.

    Tonyj

  3. Red face
    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. history of alcohol abuse - Can I please get other's opinions
    By ggparker14 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-26-2018, 06:52 PM
  2. Alcohol use verses abuse
    By Cindy Elliott in forum ICD-10
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-17-2015, 05:09 PM
  3. Help! Alcohol abuse v. dependence
    By peanutbutterkisses in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2013, 07:13 AM
  4. History of alcohol abuse
    By cpccoder2008 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 01:00 PM
  5. alcohol abuse vs dependence
    By cpccoder2008 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-21-2011, 03:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.