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    Default ICD-9 code for biting another patient

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    A patient in nursing facility bit another patient. What ICD-9 would you use for the biter?
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    You would have to query the doctor for a diagnois for the patient's(biter) behavior and that is what you would code. For example: The doctor could write,"Adjustment disorder" then you would use a code from the (309) codes.

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