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    Default ICD 9 code for Foreign body foot

    I need some help with an ICD-9 code.
    The Diagnosis is Foreign body foot, the note states patient stepped on "something".
    Above is all the information that was given. Does anyone have any idea about the ICD-9 code?

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    I have been told that if they have a foriegn body to code for an open wound. because foreign body is a residual code.

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    Hi Amanda:

    Look at the open wound of the foot, complicated and the superficial injury of the foot and toes (917.6 or 917.7) codes. Is there a procedure note from which you can pull more info?

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    Thank you for your help

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