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    Question need ICD-9 code
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    Does anyone out there know what ICD-9 code I would use for overuse of non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).

    Thank you

    Lisa Gasho,CPC

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    When you say "OVERUSE" meaning the patient took to much of the drug (NSAID) out of the prescribe regimen of the MD, I would code that as poisoning or abuse of drug. Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2007 Page: 184 to 191. "If an overdose of a drug was intentionally taken or administered and resulted in drug toxicity, it would be coded as a poisoning (960-979 series)."

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