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ICD-9 help - pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Default ICD-9 help - pseudomonas aeruginosa
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    I am trying desparately trying to find a ICD-9 for pseudomonas aeruginosa. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the gosh darn thing! Any help would be appreciated!
    Tammy Held, CPC, CPPM

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    Tammy, I'm looking in the 040.XX/041.XX area - what exactly is the infection? signs/symptoms? what else is mentioned besides pseudomonas aeruginosa?
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    also see 008.41

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    008.41 that's a good one too! at least we know it's some sort of bacteria hey!
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    The patient has an ulcer on the ankle. According to the office note, a culture was done and revealed e-coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa and both are resistant to Cipro.

    I was trying to find pseudomonas in alphabetical section and I guess I'm blind.

    Thank you for the help!
    Tammy Held, CPC, CPPM

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    The 008.41 wont work then, thats an intestinal infection

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    I'd go with ulcer 707.06 and 041.7
    oops, not 041.7
    perhaps 041.9 instead
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    It looks to me like 041.7 and 041.4 would be the correct codes.

    I just have to tell you, I'm still fairly new to this forum and it is an outstanding resource. I think everyone who works in our field should be a member!!

    Thanks again!
    Tammy Held, CPC, CPPM

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    Why not 041.7? Is it because it is listed under the staphylococcus category? What about 041.85?
    Tammy Held, CPC, CPPM

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    041.7 looks good to me

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