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suicide attempt not drug related need icd9 code

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    Unhappy suicide attempt not drug related need icd9 code
    Medical Coding Books
    Pt admitted to ER for attempting suicide by jumping off a bridge. Psych consult has a 1:1 sitter with pt. Pt now states that he's glad he was saved. However, he will be admitted into Psych once he is physically able. I coded the initial consult now I need to code the subsequental visit but the doctor only puts "suicidal Idealation" as the diagnosis. I could use suicide attempt but I'm not sure which code to use. Please help as soon as possible!!!
    Thank you!!

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    Default suicide attempt
    Thank you!

  4. #4
    Kansas City, MO
    Not sure if you already have another code lined up to use as primary? E codes should not be used as primary diagnoses. Could you use any sort of symptoms first (eg, depression)??
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

  5. #5
    Pearland, TX
    Suicide Ideation is V62.84 or Suicide tendencies 300.9

    Just a thought.

    Nancy Cooper, CPC

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    Smile suicide
    I used 300.9 in this case. Thank you for all your input!

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    Did the patient have any injuries from jumping off the bridge? I would code the injury primary, attempt secondary, E code third. But, just my opinion.
    The Oracle

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