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    Default ICD code for Apparent life threatening event (infant)

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    Hi All.

    Please help me with ICD code for Apparent life threatening event (infant)


    Mira,CPC,CPC-H, CPC-P

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    Hi Meera,

    That one is tough as there really is not an ICD-9 code for Acute Life Threatening event. What I do is code the sign/symptom i.e. patient not breathing code apnea, patient hypoxic 799.02, or patient is cyanotic - code cyanosis, or if patient having difficulty breathing I use 786.09..

    Hope that answers your question.

    Cheryl, LPN, CPC, CPC-E/M

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    hi meera

    "life threatening event" - is just says about the status of the infant we dont have any icd for that, so its better to go with signs and symptoms

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