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  1. Question Blood blister
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    I am having a hard time finding a diagnosis code for blook blister. It is located in the mouth. HELP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tay312lor View Post
    I am having a hard time finding a diagnosis code for blook blister. It is located in the mouth. HELP!
    That's a tough one - I'd guess either 528.79 or 528.9, but I'm really not sure. Those seem to be the closest. I'd like to find out the answer, though , if anyone knows what it is...

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    Default Well, Google says I'm WAY off...
    According to my trusty search-engine, the correct answer is 910.2. Any feedback?

  4. #4
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    I agree, Brandi. A blister is a superficial injury..and ICD-9 refers you to the injury codes. There's no mention of infection, and no specific code for "blood" blister, so 910.2 is correct, since it also includes tongue and gums! I probably would not use codes from the 528 series for this one, unless there was a specific disease or condition mentioned that caused the blister, or unless the documentation stated that the cause was cheek biting.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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