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    Medical Coding Books
    A patient came in because of being stung by a hornet. I don't like the 989.5 but that is what is listed under sting/insect. The doctor wrote as the diagnosis an insect bite but that doesn't sound correct either. Any suggestions?

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    989.5 is what we use for "stings" ... for bug bites (tick) we're in the 91x.x area depending on location/mulit -
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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