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ICD-9 stumper from my office

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    This seems simple enough, but it has stumped my whole office.

    Indeed, we've encountered it before, but no one can remember what we did then. This time, we'll write it down, I promise

    Patient has a wedding ring stuck on his finger. Came in to have it removed. What's the ICD-9 for that? Foreign bodies are usually internal, so we don't think it's that. We can't find anything for an object that is painfully stuck on the outside of someone.

    Can you help?

    Thanks,

    Stacy in Lexington, KY

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    Shot in the dark...but what about 959.5 (injury, finger)?

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    959.5 E928.5 ( utilized 2007 manuals)
    Last edited by 007CPC; 06-13-2008 at 05:19 PM.

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    Depending on the documentation, 915.X might work plus the E code as stated above.

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    E928.5! Yes, thanks!

    I will be sure to write that down somewhere and convey it to the other ladies in my office.

    Stacy in Lexington, KY

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    Remember the E code cannot be your primary code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smstro1 View Post
    E928.5! Yes, thanks!

    I will be sure to write that down somewhere and convey it to the other ladies in my office.

    Stacy in Lexington, KY
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    E codes should never be sequenced first; Make sure the injury code is primary.
    Last edited by 007CPC; 06-14-2008 at 04:41 PM.

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    Hi,

    The correct DX for this problem is 915.8~ Finger, unspecified superficial injury. The E code would be E928.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by smstro1 View Post
    This seems simple enough, but it has stumped my whole office.

    Indeed, we've encountered it before, but no one can remember what we did then. This time, we'll write it down, I promise

    Patient has a wedding ring stuck on his finger. Came in to have it removed. What's the ICD-9 for that? Foreign bodies are usually internal, so we don't think it's that. We can't find anything for an object that is painfully stuck on the outside of someone.

    Can you help?

    Thanks,

    Stacy in Lexington, KY
    Try 959.5, injury, other and unspecified, injury NOS, finger

  10. Default This seems simple enough, but it has stumped my whole office

    Since I do not know how the finger was injured, but just in case you need the primary code, if you use: 729.81-swelling/finger perhaps this will help.
    Then list your E-code. 928.5

    Always love those mysterious ones. Best wishes. H.Strasko, RN, CPC

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